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Melissa McCarthy Responds To Hater Who Called Her A 'Female Hippo'!

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Honestly, the one thing we never understood about the "female hippo" insult launched at Melissa McCarthy's weight by Rex Reed of the New York Observer, is the need for the "female" part of it. It's not as if we don't know that Melissa's a woman, and it's not as if anyone would say that a female hippo is that much different than a male hippo… it just doesn't make sense ALONG WITH SAYING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

If you didn't know, Melissa McCarthy is hilarious. She's one of the funniest actresses we have out there, and yet people can't seem to get past the fact that she's not as skinny as other ladies in her field! It has nothing to do with how funny she is, and yet it's brought up constantly!

Well, now Melissa is responding the fact that Rex's article was even printed:

"Really? Why would someone O.K. that?"

Then, she noted that it would've been way different had she been 20 instead of her early forties like she is now:

"It may have crushed me. [Now, in] a strange epidemic of body image and body dysmorphia, [this] just adds to all those younger girls, that are not in a place in their life where they can say, 'That doesn't reflect on me.' "

We can't even stand the blatant disregard for humanity that Rex was willing to show, and that the NYO was willing to print!

We're glad that Melissa is in a place (a rich, popular place of happiness) where she doesn't have to give many thoughts to awful comments like those!

We wonder what she has to say about that photoshopping incident!

[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]

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18 comments to “Melissa McCarthy Responds To Hater Who Called Her A 'Female Hippo'!”

  1. 1

    Do we have to pretend that she's not fat. I much prefer when people who are fat own up to it and are proud of being fat and flaunt it. She's fat and it's not a secret.

  2. 2

    i don't think she wrote that to offend, it seems she's irritated by all the over importance they place on this mediocre actress, seriously!

  3. 3

    i LOVE melissa macarthy! she is beautiful and so funny, who cares what shallow people think they are obviously not very intelligent so their opinion to me is invalid!.

  4. trayertrash says – reply to this


    Obviously Melissa is aware of her weight… Why not just get over the fact that she's happy with her body and just enjoy her comedy?

  5. celeste says – reply to this


    I thought Rex Reed was dead. he is just not relevant or needed in today's society .
    He has never been a real person. I guess him and Liberace were in a dick trance for so long they lost touch with reality

  6. 6

    She's prettier than Sandra in this pic. Something very wrong with that Rex ahole.

  7. 7

    Beau.. does it have revolve around ever single film she does? Was the film review based only on her weight? What about the acting writing deirecting.. her weight had nothing to do with the movie at all. so yes,.. you DO have to pretend she's not fat if thats the only assinine thing you can think of to talk about. GET OVER IT MOVE ON

  8. 8

    alex? rex was completely disgustingly KKK offensive about it!

  9. 9

    Rex Reed has always been an irrelevant TOOL.

  10. AngeleL says – reply to this


    The reason she's bigger than all those twigs is because she's jam packed with hilarious talent! She's beautiful, let the haters hate!!

  11. WillowWynde says – reply to this


    I love Melissa McCarthy. She’s hilarious, beautiful, and contains more grace in her pinky than Rex Reed could ever hope to obtain. What an angry little man he is. On a side note, I don’t understand the incessant need for some to constantly point out when a person is overweight. They must really feel threatened for some illogical reason.

  12. asd says – reply to this


    Great mini lecture Perez ….but you've called other people worse things!

  13. 13

    I have had the pleasure of watching Melissa perform at the Groundlings. She is amazing and funny. She used so many different aspects of her appearance along with her intelligence in her routines. She stole the show in every skit she did, just like SNL. Does every female comedian have to look like her cousin Jenny McCarthy?

  14. 14

    I don't wish to be unkind, but has Mr. Reed looked in a mirror lately?

  15. ThatGirlBlue says – reply to this


    "Female hippo." I laughed out loud. If someone said to me, I would get a juicer, a Nutribullet, a trainer, cut out red meat, exercise. She has money. There is no excuse for her being obese. I'll be sure to use "hippo" as an insult in the future, if I ever have to stoop that low.

  16. Lis says – reply to this


    And what does this Rex guy look like? Is he perfect?? How about shut up if you have nothing nice to say?

  17. Les says – reply to this


    OMG! Why must we be so obsessed with weight? If you aren't skinny or look the way most of the women in Hollywood do, then somehow you are less of a person. It's such bull****! She is a beautiful, talented lady. Her weight is her own issue and if she's happy then we should be happy for her. Get over it!

  18. 18

    let me guess its her ”glands” not all the food she stuffs down