The Word: Outcry over Melissa McCarthy Elle cover

ENT_McCarthyWord_1018Oh! 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.


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