Melissa McCarthy Is Not A Hippo. Weight Bias.

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I have been itching to see this movie since the preview showed just before I saw Les Miserables.  I adore Melissa McCarthy, and her body has ZERO to do with her sense of comedy.  The woman oozes funny.  

I do not particularly enjoy jokes that play on fat, body-size, or jokes written specifically to poke at the person of size.  I do appreciate a decent self-deprecating joke now and again as a person who has been there and lived the life.  

We get it, and it's okay that not every single thing is socially acceptable one hundred and ten percent of the time.  

But what is not okay are things like this jerk-wad of a reviewer calling Melissa McCarthy a hippo.

It is 2013:  we are not allowed to make jokes at the expense of a person's gender (among most EVERYTHING else…) but we can do it about their physical appearance?

Ridiculous.

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Strictly hip hop, or I ain’t singing this. My TED unreview.

NSFW or kids –

My kids don't know that Marky Mark ever had a funky bunch. You see, I was in middle school when that song came out, and Mark Wahlberg and his funky bunch were popular.  Mark Wahlberg is also from my hometown. So, when Beantown boys make famous, people notice. Take a moment to enjoy the Bunch.

I heard of TED from my kids. Right. "But all our friends have seen it!"

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Magic Mike! In which I realize I am not a typical girl.

I wrote this on my MM Facebook page yesterday, and got varying reactions from full-on apathy to You Simply Do Not Understand The Art!1!1!

Melting Mama · 2,444 like this

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And last night, I went to see the movie.  I apologize, internet, curiosity sucked me in.  The online female SQUEE over this movie is palpable.  Moist, even.

No really.   The response online so far has been  -

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