Does critique of Melissa McCarthy in “Identity Thief” go too far?

A film critic is under fire for his review of the new film, “Identity Thief.”  In a New York Observer review the critic Rex Reed slammed the film’s leading lady Melissa McCarthy. In his review he called her, ” tractor sized,” “humongous,” and a ” female hippo.” And he didn’t stop there. He went on to say McCarthy’s career is, ” a study  in being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”  This is the morning show topic of the day. Do you think his comments go too far ?