The Word: Outcry over Melissa McCarthy Elle cover
Oh! Hey! Elle put an overweight woman on their cover — the fantastically amazing Melissa McCarthy. Kudos to them! But sadly, they also covered her up so much on their annual “Women in Hollywood” issue that it looks like she’s wearing a sleeping bag. Think about it — they would have never let Sandra Bullock not show any skin. So, the public outcry has begun!
But not without Elle defending their choice to style McCarthy in a Marina Rinaldi coat.
“On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover,” a spokesperson for the Elle said in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”
What do you think? Is this a cop out by Elle? Do you want to see McCarthy showing a bit more skin per traditional covers? Write in to let me know.