But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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We are so NOT cool with this!
Melissa McCarthy is a queen - a HIGHlarious, talented, delightful, charming, adorbz QUEEN!
But some movie critic decided to go far beyond being offensive when he reviewed her new flick, Identity Thief.
Rex Reed of the New York Observer woke up on the
freaking stupid wrong side of the bed when he described the actress in the article as:
“[C]acophonous, tractor-sized Melissa McCarthy.”
“[A] gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”
We don’t know if we’re more upset with the completely unnecessary body and personality slams or him calling her career short!
Someone CLEARLY doesn’t know about her long and totally awesome run on Gilmore Girls!
It’s one thing for Rex to dislike a movie for actual MOVIE reasons, but it’s another to call the female lead a “hippo” while her costar, Jason Bateman, is described as “charming, talented, attractive and versatile.”
And considering she's been so wonderfully open and honest about accepting her body any way that it is, this guy seems exceptionally jerky for picking on it.
Next time, Rex, stick to the movie … if you even get a chance to review another one.
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