Identity Thief star Melissa McCarthy is called “Hippo” in movie review

Has been movie critic Rex Reed reviewed Identity Thief and he hated the movie, but it is the description of Melissa McCarthy that is drawing fire. Reed described her as “tractor-sized,” “humongous,” and a “hippo.” He went on to a more personal level when he said “Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.” Would Reed have gone this far describing an obese male actor? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

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  • elogam  On February 14, 2013 at 12:39 am

    His comments were sophomoric. I often chide people (unfortunately, they’re mostly liberals) who substitute name calling for substantive debate. If you hate a movie, fine. But leave the adolescent behavior to the 12 year-olds I routinely encounter on Yahoo! message boards.

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