A recent article on Mic.com pointed out that on the covers of Elle Magazine’s “Women in Comedy” issue, Melissa McCarthy’s photo was cropped while the other stars of the upcoming movie, Ghostbusters, were more or less shown in full-body shots. The article also brought up Melissa’s other magazine cover shots where she’s either in over-sized… Continue reading Don’t Blame Elle
If, like me, you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies you’ll remember how Voldemort was initially referred to as “He Who Must Not Be Named”. However, Professor Dumbledore encouraged Harry to “always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” That quote has come… Continue reading Don’t #DropThePlus
Actress Melissa McCarthy has been in the news lately with her clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, which debuted August 13th on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Channel and promised to be “for every woman of every size and shape”. Other designers have come out with similar promises before and fallen short and I’ve written about a… Continue reading McCarthy’s Contradiction
Recently Madame Noire Magazine asked the question WHY IS MELISSA MCCARTHY THE FACE OF BODY POSITIVITY AND NOT GABOUREY SIDIBE? It’s a fair question and I’m going to hazard my own guess. Melissa’s good fatty to Gabourey’s unapologetic fatty makes for better Hollywood stories. Society and the media love fat people as long as they’re… Continue reading Why Isn’t Gabourey Sidibe the Face of Body Positivity?
Over the last week or so, many have weighed in about Melissa McCarthy’s appearance on the cover of Elle’s November issue. If I hadn’t already read that it was Melissa, I wouldn’t have recognized her under a voluminous trench coat, teased hair and slimmed down face (photo shopped for sure). The consensus is that, while showcasing a lovely,… Continue reading The cover up on Elle’s cover