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HATE people like this....

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I don't know about you but I LOVE Melissa McCarthy. I think she's funny as hell and when interviewed she comes off as a very classy, down to earth person. But some critics have some really nasty things ot say about her....this guy is such a dick

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Melissa McCarthy Called a “Female Hippo” By Critic After Humiliating Herself in Identity Thief

 Rich Juzwiak

Alien-acid queen, movie-crit staple and star of the infamous 1970 flop Myra Breckinridge Rex Reed describes Identity Thief star Melissa McCarthy as "tractor-sized," "humongous" and a "female hippo" in his Observer review of Seth Gordon's probable hit, which opens this weekend. These words are uncivil and the product of an intolerant mindset that's a huge problem in our culture. No one deserves to be referred to as such, especially not in such a public forum. Rex Reed is an asshole.


That said, he creeps up on a point toward the end of his review when he writes that McCarthy "has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success." That's a hyperbolic summary (she's devoted her career, actually, to being funny), but it does touch on a huge problem with Identity Thief: The premise of so many of the film's jokes is that McCarthy is fat and isn't that hilarious? The film's shitty attempts to elicit laughter include her wheezing and being easily outrun when she attempts to escape Jason Bateman's character on foot, a sex scene predicated on how outrageous and nauseating it is for fat people to fuck (Bateman's character hugs himself in an adjacent bathroom for comfort) and several sight gags in which McCarthy's character's absurd sense of style is exacerbated by her proportions. The movie's poster pictures her sipping on a giant cup of obesity-causing soda. Identity Thief feebly attempts to redeem itself by giving McCarthy's titular, sociopathic character a sad past and by making her over at one point, which is supposed to hit like a revelation: Overweight people can be attractive.


That McCarthy participated in all of this is a shame. Maybe the roles she is offered all somehow reference and mock her weight. Even Bridesmaids, an actual good movie that won her near-universal acclaim, contains jokes about how ridiculous her lust is for the air marshal she sits next to. This and much of Identity Thief (which also includes a lot of gags based on the hilarity of possible femininity in men) is the kind of shit that should have died with Shelley Winters' character in The Poseidon Adventure. Transcend, McCarthy, transcend. Rex Reed said unnecessarily cruel things about this actress' appearance, but then again, so does Identity Thief.


Has anyone seen previews for "The Heat" with her and Sandra Bullock?? OMG, if not youtube it...it looks hysterical

by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Replies (21-29):
HippiePotpie
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM
I did forget her! I love her too! Thanks for the reminder. (:◎)≡

Quoting mouthyhousewife:

How old ARE you?? You're forgetting Roseanne???




Quoting HippiePotpie:

Melissa is funny but, Rebel Wilson is funnier. I am glad that there are 2 women who are over weight and unapologetic about it. I wish there would have been funny fat girls when I was growing up.

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autummayline
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I love her! She's adorable and funny as hell. I'm going to watch Identity Thief tonight, and I'm so excied to see her in it!!

mouthyhousewife
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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I love her too.


Quoting HippiePotpie:

I did forget her! I love her too! Thanks for the reminder. (:◎)≡



Quoting mouthyhousewife:

How old ARE you?? You're forgetting Roseanne???






Quoting HippiePotpie:

Melissa is funny but, Rebel Wilson is funnier. I am glad that there are 2 women who are over weight and unapologetic about it. I wish there would have been funny fat girls when I was growing up.


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mich.el.le
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:48 PM


Quoting piratehooker:

I don't feel that way. Chris Farley was an awesome chippendales dancer.


Quoting mich.el.le:

I love her, but I do think it's sad that there's an underlying thought that fat people are supposed to be funny. I hated watching Chris Farley on SNL or in movies. It made me sad.


Lol. That's actually the skit that makes me the saddest.

Dee0886
by Gold Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM
Lmao actually if you google him, HE'S not thin by any means....weird that he says such things...hmmm

Quoting mouthyhousewife:

Lol I don't know but I bet his wife is fat. ;)




Quoting Dee0886:

exactly. I think there is a difference between being a critic and just being a downright a-hole. I wonder what this guy looks like....

Quoting IandLoveandYou:

I love her too, some people are just hateful.





In the long run... Melissa McCarthy is A- happier B- more successful C- a better person and D- has way better karma than that douchebag anyway.





Reminding myself of this is how I make myself feel better after reading stuff like this lol.



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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

no idea who she is even after all of this.

Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM
Wow. That guy is an ashole.
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mouthyhousewife
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM
I thinks he's just a womanizer trying to get a rise out of her/women.


Quoting Dee0886:

Lmao actually if you google him, HE'S not thin by any means....weird that he says such things...hmmm



Quoting mouthyhousewife:

Lol I don't know but I bet his wife is fat. ;)






Quoting Dee0886:

exactly. I think there is a difference between being a critic and just being a downright a-hole. I wonder what this guy looks like....

Quoting IandLoveandYou:

I love her too, some people are just hateful.







In the long run... Melissa McCarthy is A- happier B- more successful C- a better person and D- has way better karma than that douchebag anyway.







Reminding myself of this is how I make myself feel better after reading stuff like this lol.




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piratehooker
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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I had that gif as my avatar on bbc for a long time. I loved him.


Quoting mich.el.le:


Quoting piratehooker:

I don't feel that way. Chris Farley was an awesome chippendales dancer.





Quoting mich.el.le:

I love her, but I do think it's sad that there's an underlying thought that fat people are supposed to be funny. I hated watching Chris Farley on SNL or in movies. It made me sad.



Lol. That's actually the skit that makes me the saddest.


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