The Word: Outcry over Melissa McCarthy Elle cover

Oh! Hey! Elle put an overweight woman on their cover — but the public outcry has begun.


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 aMarina 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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