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Melissa McCarthy doesn’t care if people call her fat

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Melissa McCarthy attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Melissa McCarthy isn’t going to make an apology to anyone about her size. Least of all, Rex Reed. Reed, from the New York Observer, called Melissa “tractor size” and a “female hippo” when he wrote a review of McCarthy’s Number 1 comedy with Jason Bateman, “Identity Theft.”

In the July 1 issue of Us Weekly, Melissa McCarthy speaks up about his scathing comments. “I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot.”

McCarthy, mom to Vivian, 6, and Georgette, 3, admits that comments would hurt body conscious tweens. Articles like that “just add to all those younger girls that are not in a place in their life where they can say, ‘That doesn’t reflect on me,’” the “Heat” star stated.

While Reed has come forward to say he thinks it’s disgusting the way obese people think they are funny. The message they are giving is that obesity is funny. Rex says he “will apologize for nothing.”

Neither will Melissa. The actress is finally in a place in her life where she’s happy with who she is.

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