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!
After film critic, Rex Reed called Melissa McCarthy a "hippo," Jillian Michaels took a stand against Reed and noted that what he said was just plain out "evil!"
In the clip (above), the Biggest Loser star goes OFF on the critic and argues that he is "prejudice [and] wrong in every possible way."
But after Miz Michaels is done defending the actress, Rex tries to smooth things over by simply saying that he was NOT attacking Melissa. Instead, he was just talking about her character that she played in her latest film, Identity Thief.
Dayum, hopefully homeboy is being real because if he's not, then he really is an evil person that deserves to be yelled at by Jillian.
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.