Melissa McCarthy is best known for her comedic talent and her proud support of body positivity. But despite being a huge advocate for the "big is beautiful" movement, Melissa McCarthy stunned audiences when she showed up at the new premiere of her movie Spy having just shed 50 pounds.
It seems Melissa McCarthy is slimming down with every red carpet appearance she does. She wowed at the People's Choice Awards and dropped even more jaws at the Berlin premiere of Spy. But as an American actress, her appearance at the American Spy premiere in New York on Monday had the biggest effect of all, according to USA Today.
McCarthy showed up in a flower-patterned white dress and a bold shade of pink lipstick. The 44-year-old actress looked as confident as ever posing alongside her Spy cast and crew mates, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, director Paul Feig, and Jude Law.
While many fans of Melissa McCarthy love her confidence and her curvy shape just the way it is, others are happy to celebrate the weight loss along with her.
Melissa McCarthy claims that the weight loss can be attributed to a high protein, low-carb diet.
But just because Melissa McCarthy is losing weight, that doesn't mean she's no longer fighting against body shaming. According to Today, the actress has been very outspoken lately against malls that segregate women into clothing sizes and magazines that inherently body shame.
Melissa McCarthy also recently confronted a sexist film critic face-to-face about the comments he made regarding her appearance in the movie Tammy, asking him, "Would you say that to any guy? When John C. Reilly — or any actor — is playing a character that is depressed and dejected, would you say, 'Well, you look terrible!?'"
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Melissa McCarthy is also starting her own clothing line called Melissa McCarthy Seven7 to help women feel more comfortable in their own skin. In fact, the dress she wore to the American Spy premiere was one of her own designs. She spoke to People magazine about her work.
"I want women to get dressed every day and feel good about themselves. I don't care what it is, if it's dyeing your hair blue, if it's a sweater, whatever you want to do, if it makes you feel good and empowered, I stand behind it 100 percent. And if I can be a little tiny block on that wall, I'd be proud of that."
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