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Melissa McCarthy Speaks Up About Body Shaming In Hollywood

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06/26/2014 10:41 pm
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Melissa McCarthy Speaks Up About Body Shaming In Hollywood
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Christa Tintelnot

Staff Writer


Body image issues are something that all women, including myself, deal with throughout our lives. Our favorite celebs are no different. One of my favorite gals, Melissa McCarthy, recently talked to People magazine about her own body image and how she sees herself in Hollywood. "In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes.'" Though it is obvious that McCarthy can laugh about this now, critiques still hurt. "Sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the wind out of you." In addition to dealing with some unnecessary comments about McCarthy's weight, she is also, obviously, a woman. In Hollywood, that can have its own struggles. For instance: the beautiful People cover girl mentioned a recent article called her "America's plus-size sweetheart." Rightly, that didn't sit well with the actress: "It's like I'm managing to achieve all this success in spite of my 'affliction' ... Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star?" Some critics don't give up though. Rex Reed of the New York Observer not only attacked McCarthy's performance in the 2013 film Identity Thief, he also got personal and called her "obese," "hippo," and "tractor-sized." Do you think weight affects someone's ability to act? Should it be the defining quality of any actor or actress? Let us know in the comments below! Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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