Melissa McCarthy Called a Hippo By Movie Critic

By on February 7, 2013

While Melissa McCarthy’s new film, Identity Thief, has not received many positive reviews, one movie critic took it too far and insulted McCarthy’s looks, focusing on her weight.

The New Yorker Observer‘s Rex Reed bashes the film, but Reed calls McCarthy “cacophonous” and “tractor-sized” and also states:

“…a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”

Reed wasn’t done saying awful things about McCarthy’s looks, going on to call her a “female hippo” and a “screeching, humongous creep.”

It really is a pathetic move on Reed’s part, and it baffles me that the New York Observer would even allow a horribly written review to be posted on their website. McCarthy has spoken out about her weight in the past:

“Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size 6 and I never had to give it a single thought, but I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it — it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.”

Yes, film critics have every right to destroy and hate any movie they watch, but repeatedly insulting someone’s looks does not add anything to the review and it really is just stupid move on Reed’s part.

What do you think of Reed’s review?

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