Melissa McCarthy Body Image: Embrace It!

Posted on March 8th, 2016 at 11:59 am
True Melissa McCarthy Body ImageMelissa McCarthy has repeatedly made headlines for her curvaceous figure, but now the actress is revealing that all woman should feel comfortable with the body they were given, no matter what! "There's an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what .5 percent of the human race looks like," the star tells Redbook. "It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody's healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have." "With women, there’s this constant weird cultural thing where we’re always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another. Who wore it best? Whose butt’s better?" she tells the mag. "Instead, how about if everyone wins? How intensely boring would it be if we were all the same?" And McCarthy hopes her two daughters, Vivian, 8, and Georgette, 6, will never have to face criticism about their bodies. "Give me your best punch in the face, and I'll take that punch, rather than have my kid feel bad about herself," she says. Melissa continues, "A good portion of women in America are size 14 and higher. I just try to make clothing that'll make all women feel really good. When I feel good about my clothes, I'm more patient with my kids. I don't beep at the guy in his car texting in front of me," said McCarthy. "I look at the world a little differently. The small happy moments add up. A little bit of joy goes a long way."