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Melissa McCarthy Calls Controversial Elle Cover 'Kind of Amazing'

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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Melissa McCarthy's photo shoot for the cover of the November issue of Elle magazine has caused controversy, but the "Mike & Molly" actress doesn't quite see what the big deal is.

"[ Elle is] a magazine I grew up with and I hadn't done anything quite like that," she told omg! Insider. "I was nervous… It was kind of amazing."

McCarthy, 43, posed for the magazine's cover, along with Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley, both of whom wore skimpy clothing for their shoots. The more full-figured "Bridesmaids" actress, however, was photographed in a coat, which, her reps have said she picked out.

Critics have slammed the fashion choice, claiming that it sends a negative message.

"Times have changed. Fashion has changed," former model Cynthia Bailey told "Good Morning America." " I just immediately thought, 'What a missed opportunity to represent all the curvy girls of the world.'"

Elle magazine did not respond to a request for comment.

by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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gmadiane
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I think she looks beautiful

msjaxon
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM
I'm missing the controversial part
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MrsRussell1025
by Bronze Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 4:34 PM
I think she looks gorgeous. So what if she didnt dress down, she's on the cover and looks fabulous.
KW1280
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Me too


Quoting msjaxon:

I'm missing the controversial part

Mommabearbergh
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM
She looks good
autodidact
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 4:39 PM

beauty isn't just a body type. 

mrsniebo
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM
The cover looks good. So what if she's more comfortable dressed in a coat (for a Fall issue) than something skimpier.
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sara_7106
by on Oct. 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM
She still looks curvy in a coat. The fact that they want her to show off her body because she's curvier seems just as lame as saying she shouldn't. She should do what she wants and what makes her feel beautiful regardless of her body type
cbk_mom3
by Mendy on Oct. 18, 2013 at 1:00 AM


Quoting MrsRussell1025:

I think she looks gorgeous. So what if she didnt dress down, she's on the cover and looks fabulous.

I agree. Instead of going trashy, she showed she is classy all the way. She's beautiful, in every way that matters.

PinkParadox
by Beautifully Broken on Oct. 18, 2013 at 1:45 AM
Quoting sara_7106:

She still looks curvy in a coat. The fact that they want her to show off her body because she's curvier seems just as lame as saying she shouldn't. She should do what she wants and what makes her feel beautiful regardless of her body type
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