Melissa McCarthy responds to Rex Reed’s cruel remarks
Most people adore Bridesmaids funny woman Melissa McCarthy, but Rex Reed had some very unfunny and blatantly disrespectful things to say about her. In February, Reed of the New York Observer shocked the world when he called McCarthy “tractor-sized” and referred to her as “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.” Shame on him! Finally, McCarthy has spoken out about his ignorant and grotesque comments.
“I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate,” she explained to Dave Itzkoff of Times newspaper. “I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs, responded McCarthy in a section of the New York Times, which was published on June 13th.
McCarthy’s response not only illustrated her courage, but the love she has for herself, which more people should have. Let’s take a look at a few celebrities whose weight has been made an unnecessary issue.
- Adele- The British songstress is not stick thin and she is okay with it, despite Hollywood’s shallow outlook on what is considered beautiful.” I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that,” she says.
- Lena Dunham- “I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier,” says Dunham on why she wouldn’t want a body like a Victoria Secret model.
- Christina Hendricks- “I’m completely happy with my body, I’m not dropping 35 lbs!”, the “Mad Men” beauty on not wanting to lose weight.
- Mindy Kaling- “I consider myself a feminist, and all my friends think of themselves as feminists. We don’t want to see stories where the women are skinny. But as a writer, I don’t want to not mention this. Every woman I know has issues with eating or with food. It’s not just celebrities or female actors. It’s almost everyone I know. Losing 15 pounds is one of the top five things my character would like to do. On the other hand, she is weirdly overconfident. She could never have an eating disorder. She thinks she should be married to Chris Evans, even though she knows she should lose weight. That’s fun.”
- Kate Winslet- “As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one has ever said, “I am so proud of my body,” so I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive outlook has to start at an early age.”