He just keeps digging himself deeper!
Rex Reed went on a New York radio show this week to defend himself against the backlash he created by poking fun at Melissa McCarthy's weight in the review of her new film with Jason Bateman, Identity Theft!
Everyone from Jenny McCarthy to fitness guru Jillian Michaels had homegurl's back since the film critic's nasty, personal tirade! We're THRILLED so many people rush to her defense!
Rex, for his part, wants the world to know he doesn't think obesity is a laughing matter.
"I have too many friends that have died of obesity-related illnesses, heart problems and diabetes… I have helped people try to lose weight, and I don't find this to be the subject of a lot of humor. I object to using health issues like obesity as comedy talking points. That’s what this girl does, this Melissa Manchester… She is crying all the way to the bank!"
Geez, he can't even get her name right!
Fitness is extremely important to us, but so is tolerance!
He has absolutely no right to hurl horribly personal insults at ANYONE!
Calling a person "tractor-sized" or referring to them as a "hippo" is disgusting! It's beyond comprehension!
Melissa is a HIGHlariously gifted comedian — we applaud her for being so comfortable in her own skin!!
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