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?
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