Melissa McCarthy’s Elle cover sparks controversy
Melissa McCarthy’s recent cover on Elle magazine has ignited debate as to why the comedic actress donned a long coat on the cover. Many dissenters accused the magazine of covering the actress up because of her figure. They point to previous covers of other starlets who wore more scantily clad attires. They are convinced the magazine decided to mostly cover Melissa because she was too “fat.”
McCarthy has since vehemently denied the accusations. She says she in fact decided to wear the coat. She said because it was fall season and she loves to wear long coats she decided to mimic her personal taste on the cover. She unequivocally states she was not pressured to “cover-up.” She thinks the criticism is unwarranted.
McCarthy told E! News, “What I found so bizarre is I picked the coat…I grabbed the coat. I covered up. I had a great black dress on, but I thought, it comes out in November. I was so sick of summer. I live in Southern California. I was like, ‘Give me a big coat to wear. Give the girl some cashmere! I picked the coat. They were like, ‘The dress is really great,’ but I was like, ‘Yeah, but look at this.’ I was just shocked I didn’t steal it. Now I think I really should have the coat. I’m petitioning for that coat. Give me that coat. I earned it, damn it!”
Elle defended McCarthy’s styling. They state: “On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover,” the magazine said in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”
I tend to agree with the starlet. I think Melissa looks very pretty in the photo. From what I’ve gathered of her personality I don’t think she is the type who allows others to dictate what she does or wants. As long as she is happy, I think that is all that matters.
What do you think?
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