Melissa McCarthy (Sookie on Gilmore Girls), who currently stars in the tv show Mike & Molly, also stars in the newly-released movie, Identity Thief, a movie about a man (Jason Bateman as Sandy Patterson) who has his identity stolen by a woman.
The movie is being praised by many critics, most of whom praiseMelissa McCarthy for her comedic delivery, calling her a “master” for her “her natural ability to garner both laughs and affectionate sighs from her audience.” The New York Times even called Melissa the “bliss” of the film.
Melissa Attacked by Reviewer – Low Blow
Despite it’s success at the box office and with reviews, the New York Observer‘s Rex Reed took some low shots at Melissa’s size, using terrible words to describe her. Calling her a “gimmick comedian,” he followed up by calling the beautiful Melissa words such as “hippo” and much worse, which is pains me to even mention. Makes me sick. And that he could even imply that her success was due to her size and not her talent is just as bad.
Thankfully, I’m not the only one sickened by this low blow. Hollywood and fans around the world have been in an uproar about the comments.
Here is more about the movie – since that’s really our focus anyway: