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Melissa McCarthy brilliantly confronted a reviewer who said she looked 'hideous'

“Would you do that to a man? If John C Reilly played a really broken-down character and looked terrible?”

Film Ghostbusters Source: Associated Press

BRIDESMAIDS ACTRESS Melissa McCarthy has her fair share of detractors, but she’s not about to let people get away with slagging her off willy-nilly.

McCarthy was on The Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday to talk about her new flick, Spy – and discussed a past review that particularly bothered her.

[The reporter] said basically I’m only a good actress when I look attractive, and my husband shouldn’t be allowed to direct me because he let me look hideous.

ellenmelissa Source: YouTube

She told Ellen how she then met the reporter at a film festival, and decided to call him out on the remarks:

He came up to me, and I was surprised that he talked to me and I said, “Would you do that to a man? If John C Reilly played a really broken-down character and looked terrible?” And he said, “Well, I mean, you really looked bad.”

McCarthy then gave the reporter a crash course in how to talk about women:

Source: TheEllenShow/YouTube

“Just know that every time you write stuff, every young girl in this country reads that and they just get a little bit chipped away.”


giphy Source: Giphy

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