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Jennifer Hudson Responds to Tony Snub with Deleted Tweet


Courtesy Anthony Mandler/ RCA RecordsAcademy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson is apparently unfazed by not receiving a Tony Award nomination for her role as Shug Avery in The Color  Purple.

The singer addressed the snub after a dedicated fan pointed it out on social media: “Ultimate snub of @IAMJHUD for the #TonyAwards,” one Twitter follower shared. “Her performance was great for it being her first time in Broadway.” JHud, who has since deleted the tweet, responded by saying, “My presence was used for my celebrity, not my talent. I’m not surprised.”

Her response was later replaced by a shorter message: “Thank u anyways.”

Although JHud wasn’t on the Tony line-up, The Color Purple did receive some nominations, including a nod for Best Revival of a Musical.  Cast members Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo are both nominated for their performances.

Jennifer congratulated her cast mates on Instagram, saying, “Very proud and overwhelmed to say congrats to @cynthiaerivo @daniebb3 @color purple entire cast on tony nod! One hell of a cast that’s for sure! Proud of u all!”

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