People are apparently flipping out over Melissa McCarthy‘s Elle magazine cover — and not in a good way. God forbid you put a heavy (by Hollywood standards) woman in an overcoat on a fashion magazine cover. The issue (no pun intended) appears to be that she’s covered up. People are saying the magazine is “fat shaming” her. Here’s more from E Online:
… while the 43-year-old actress undoubtedly looks stunning in the shot, critics are slamming Elle for covering up the curvy actress, who’s barely showing any skin while bundled up in a charcoal Marina Rinaldi coat.
Alternate covers for the annual issue feature Reese Witherspoon showing off her figure in a fitted black Versace dress, Shailene Woodley wearing a strappy black swimsuit and Penélope Cruz flaunting her flawless face in a close-up shot. (For the record, Cruz, who just recently gave birth to her second child, isn’t showing any skin, either.)
Both Elle and Ms. McCarthy are happy with the cover.
I, for one, am displeased with the cover because holy hell, what in the everloving f-ck did they do to her hair?? It’s like they picked Elizabeth Taylor‘s worst era and used that as inspiration.
What do you think of the cover? Do you like it? Or are you being a total Rex Reed about it?