You go girl!
On Wednesday, Melissa McCarthy appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show to promote her upcoming comedy, Spy.
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However, the TV host wanted to chat about something a little more serious — she asked the funny lady about her experience with body shamers.
The Oscar nominee recalled an awkward face-to-face meeting with a particularly harsh critic during the 2014 Toronto Film Festival — which she previously discussed in her recent Entertainment Weekly cover story.
The critic apparently made incredibly sexist comments about the Emmy winner's appearance in a previous film — so the TV star decided it was time to educate the journalist about body shaming!
"I said, 'You know, would you do that to a man? John C. Riley played a really broken down character and looked terrible.'
I said, 'I put a lot of time and effort into having her completely not look like she cared about herself. That was part of how I felt she felt on the inside. Would you ever say that to a man?' And he goes, 'Well, you really looked bad.' And then I said, 'I hope…do you have children? And he said, 'I do.' And I said, 'I hope you don't have a daughter."
Whoa! However, the Bridesmaids actress explained that she wasn't trying to be malicious.
"When I said, 'If she comes home and someone says you can't have a job because you're unattractive,' are you gonna say, 'That's right?'
And he took that in his heart and he was like, 'No, I would never want that to happen. I would never in a million years want that to happen.'"
FIERCE!! Way to represent women everywhere, Melissa!