Melissa McCarthy & Rebel Wilson Unite Against Skinny Police

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melissa mccarthyWhat do Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy have in common, besides co-starring (although, did they even have any scenes together?) in Bridesmaids? Well, they're both funny, fabulous, and, yes, decidedly un-skinny. Which shouldn't even be a topic worthy of conversation at all, but because Wilson and McCarthy both make their living in Hollywood, it's THE topic of conversation when these two ladies are mentioned in the same sentence. And of course the next sentence is always something to do with how/when/why one or both of these actresses will/won't/should lose weight.

The whole disgustingly judgemental and shallow thing makes me pretty dang pissed, personally -- which is why I was thrilled to hear about McCarthy and Wilson's rumored pact NOT to buckle under the pressures of a body dysmorphic society and to stay full-figured

Says a source:

"Neither one of them is trying to lose weight and they’ve formed this little support group to keep each other from falling into the skinny Hollywood trap." 

YAY!! Good for them!! Show those mysoginistic Tinseltown honchos who's boss, girlfriends!! 

Except ... well. I said I was thrilled to hear about this, and I am, but there is one teeny part of me that wonders: Isn't being typecast as The Funny Big Girl just as limiting/insulting as being The Skinny Hot Girl? I mean, real women's weights fluctuate. And most women are neither skinny nor big -- most are somewhere in the middle. Seems like celebrities don't get the luxury of being in-between, unfortunately. (Though those celebrity paychecks must help to ease the pain.)

What do you think of Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy's pact to stay heavy?

 

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Rando... Randomlady

I only read this "article" because I thought they were rallying against skinny, fit and active police officers. You might want to reword your title, it is misleading.

nonmember avatar randi

While I don't approve of fat shaming, I also don't think it's wise to decide to be unhealthy to prove a point. Both of these women are funny and I enjoy watching them, but they are both obese. They would be much better role models and I would have a much higher opinion of them if they decided to eat healthier and get more exercise - not to fit someone else's ideal, but to be healthy.

D.j. Lord

skinny police...like the stir gang?

Jai Hutto

I don't think it's anyone's business of they're big or not. And if you base your respect (or lack thereof) on weight then you're the problem, not them.

nonmember avatar sandy

Great comment from the author about the self-limiting nature of determinedly sticking to skinny OR fat: Way to see the whole picture:-) Having said that, I do think that the Melissa/Rebel pact is more about self-determination than self-limitation. I imagine that the two are saying, "If we decide to change, we will do it on our own terms and in our own time." Overall, I admire their willingness to fly in the face of industry standards: Both are talented and should be evaluated only by that standard. (I know, I know--that's not the way the world works, blah-blah, etc.: The point is that if anything EVER is going to change, someone always has to make a stand...)

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