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!
"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.]