Melissa McCarthy is funny (sometimes). But she’s also become incredibly stupid and annoying. Case and point, her latest bullshit rant over “fat shaming.” I know, I sound like a cold heartless villain, but the reality is far less sinister in motivation. McCarthy is simply slinging product for “fat people,” not trying to save their pride.
“I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number.”
In fact, McCarthy said shopping is equally stressful for plus-size women. “[Malls] segregate plus-size,” the Mike & Molly star reflected. “It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section. We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen.” (via USMagazine)
Wait, are you saying that an obese person’s core issue is not being able to shop at fucking Nordstrom? That’s the issue you are taking up here? That’s your concern? Not heart attacks, cancer, inability to walk up stairs without becoming too winded, abject depression, and dying like almost 7 years earlier than your thinner counterparts? In other words, these people wake up every day and they are concerned primarily with which red carpet gown they might squeeze into before heading to the supermarket.
McCarthy is now on a ranting soap box telling women that they should be happy with their bodies and not feel shamed at all (and be able to buy an awesome Ann Taylor blouse). But one has to ask, why is THIS her platform?
It’s a personal passion project. Melissa McCarthy told More magazine in its June 2015 issue that she’s using her fame to help her fellow plus-size women.
The Spy actress, 44, is launching her own namesake line Melissa McCarthy Seven7, an 80-piece line designed by McCarthy for women ranging from sizes 4 to 28.
Ok, now it all makes sense. Stop “fat shaming,” at least for a minute or two, so she can sell her plus size clothing. That doesn’t sound like a marketing plan at all. Why isn’t she selling, say, a book on weight loss? Because the long term marketing plan simply wouldn’t work. Instead, selling people on being content with their obesity so they can buy her product makes more financial sense. And really, of course it does. If an obese person stays obese, McCarthy only loses revenue based on 6.5 years less of their life! How grand!
How people in this world can’t see through total bullshit will always be beyond me. McCarthy is now slinging a product that’s revenue is based predominately on your continuing fatness, all while she somehow comes off as a savior for people who are fat. Just think about that for two seconds.