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Rex Reed Still Isn’t Done Talking About Melissa McCarthy

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This is one of the more tedious and frustrating celeb tiffs out there. Rex Reed said really mean things about Melissa McCarthy‘s body a while ago. She didn’t respond at first. She finally did, expressing pity for him. He wasn’t going to let that go, so he responded, and tried to make it sound like his whole critique of her body, which was hidden inside of a film review, as if calling her “a female hippo” like he did had anything to do with her performance, was out of kindness and concern for her health, and the health of all fat people. US Weekly has the sad exclusive:

I can only repeat what I have said before — that I do not have, nor have I ever had, anything personal against people who suffer from obesity. What I object to is the disgusting attempt to pretend obesity is funny. It is not remotely humorous, and every obese comedian who ever made jokes about the disease are now dead from strokes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. As a critic whose opinions are constitutionally protected by law, I stand by all of my original remarks about Melissa McCarthy’s obesity, which I consider about as amusing as cancer, and apologize for nothing.

Does this make any sense to anyone? His statement reminds me of this:

It’s like he’s really trying to focus on a bigger issue as if it makes him sound like some great activist when really he’s a bitter dude who cruelly insulted a woman for no real reason. Some people do not know how to apologize.

Melissa McCarthy Pities Rex Reed

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Melissa McCarthy finally responded to some horrid statements film critic Rex Reed made about her –specifically her body — in February. Here’s a sample of his “film review”:

Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious.

He also called her “tractor-sized” and “a female hippo.” (At least he said female, right? Thanks for specifying, Rex.) He then went on to defend his statements. He tried to make it seem like he was talking about a greater issue, the obesity epidemic, and then praised Ms. McCarthy as “completely classy” for not responding to his statements.

Well gear up your insults, Mr. Reed, because she’s decided she’s ready to say something, and it’s a lot nicer than anything you’ve said about her.

From The New York Times, via The Daily Mail:

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, and I am in such a happy spot … I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.

Like most of us, she wondered how his comments even made it into print, asking, “Why would someone O.K. that?” She added that 20 years ago, his words could have had a huge impact:

It may have crushed me. It’s a strange epidemic of body image and body dysmorphia.

Melissa McCarthy’s career is doing as well as ever. She’s starring in a movie with Sandra Bullock, The Heat. And executives must think she’s a big enough name to go alongside her Oscar winner costar in ads that say simply, “BULLOCK. McCARTHY. JULY 31″. I’ve seen these ads on buses and I have to admit, when I see the name “McCarthy”, I still think Jenny.

Caption This: This Week’s Photo

Hello, beeters! It’s that time again – a new photo, a new chance to caption for some awesome Evil Beet prizes. Remember, the only sure thing about luck is that it will change! Therefore, take a look at the photo above and give us your funniest, most unique captions below, then check back next week to find out if you’ve won.

As for last week’s Mike Tyson photo, here’s the winner below:

Winner: Jocelyn with “When you hold Mike Tyson to your ear, you can hear the WINNING!”

Runners-up: nicole peach with “You is ear-isistable, Chuckles my man!”

xyz with “Still hungry after all these ears”

So come on guys, get captioning on this week’s photo!