Is Melissa McCarthy a Hypocrite Having Lost a Lot of Weight?
Is Melissa McCarthy a hypocrite? Having claimed over and over again how happy she is with herself and being overweight was not an issue for her, the actress is stepping out, looking like a much slimmer version of her former self.
You can see the incredible transformation with photos from January until May above.
McCarthy was heavily criticized back in 2013 for her weight by Rex Reed, who compared the actress to a female hippo. Celebrities came to the actress’ defense calling Reed way out of line and just a movie critic looking for some attention.
The actress had stated in an interview with People Magazine just last year,
“I’ve never felt like I needed to change, I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.’ But sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the wind out of you.”
We all know the ‘typical’ beauty in Hollywood is slim and being an actress is difficult even when you are the ‘right’ size. Just being a woman puts the actresses at a disadvantage, with Patricia Arquette calling for gender equality in Hollywood during her Oscar speech for Best Supporting Actress in 2015.
Melissa McCarthy just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is appearing in the film Spy, where she plays Susan Cooper, an unassuming, desk-bound CIA analyst, and unsung hero behind the agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner Bradley Fine (Jude Law) falls off the grid and top agent Rick Ford (Jason Statham) is compromised, Cooper volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of deadly arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), and prevent a global disaster.
What do you think about Melissa McCarthy’s weight loss? I am sure we will hear all about it at some point and most likely she will say she lost the weight for health reasons, which may be the case. The only question we have is why did she claim to be okay with her weight only to go ahead and lose a remarkable amount of it?