Melissa McCarthy Addresses The Issue Of Society’s Fat Phobia, Aims To Take Shame Out Of Plus-Size Shopping

The lovely Melissa McCarthy, of the hit sitcom Mike and Molly, as well as top-rated movies such as Identity Thief and Heat, is not your typical size 2 celebrity. In a day where women are criticized for being an ounce overweight, Melissa McCarthy has shown the world that beauty comes in many sizes.

“People don’t stop at size 12. I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number. [Malls] segregate plus-size [women]. It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section. We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen.”

Melissa McCarthy knows what it is to feel the shame of shopping in a plus-size store, and she wants to get rid of the attitude of fat shaming, reports Us Weekly.

“There is just this weird thing about how we perceive women in this country. I would love to be a part of breaking that down.”

The gorgeous Melissa McCarthy is not only speaking out, but putting her words into action. Soon women everywhere will be able to buy Melissa McCarthy Seven7, a clothing line personally designed by Melissa. Melissa McCarthy Seven7 will consist of an 80-piece line ranging in size from 4-28. The cost will start at $59 and go up to $159.

Though originally McCarthy planned to play a small part in the business of design, she has gained a passion for creating clothing, and has surprised even herself by the level of interest she has taken in the company.

“The initial thought was, I may or may not go to meetings. And then I started delivering drawings and saying, ‘No, this is the length, this is the arm measurement,’ and they were like, ‘Um, we kinda didn’t think you’d be here.’ I just figure if it has my name on it and I want to make people feel good about wearing it, I can’t pass it off.”

Her creativity has been passed down to her girls, Vivian and Georgette, who have helped Melissa design some pieces for the line.

These days, Melissa McCarthy does not expect perfection from herself. Like the rest of us, though, the hilarious lady has her off days.

“I’ve had mornings where I’m like, Oh God, I have weird hair. I look like Fraggle Rock.”

No matter what her size, Melissa McCarthy is a lovely lady. Director Paul Feig said it best.

“I think everybody can relate to Melissa because she’s not intimidating, even though she plays intimidating characters. She’s a real person. She’s beautiful, but she’s not your standard image of the supermodel-y movie star.”

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