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

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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 ?


  • Not perfect either

    Way to far, being a critic is one thing, being rude is another. I would like to see what Mr. Perfect fom the New York Observer looks like; maybe he should post his picture on line for the public to provide their thoughts.

  • Betty-Jo

    It's his job to report on the acting, not his right to personally attack someone's personal being. He's gone too far.

  • cindy

    PERHAPS he could have rated the movie and not her or PERHAPS been a little kinder about it, but as far I know he still has the 1st amendment RIGHT to free (not just PC) speech. He may have to deal with people upset with him but he has the right to say it. Just remember that when you begin restricting speech because YOU don't like it, others can restrict yours then we get into restricting the other things in the Bill of Rights.

  • victoria

    It simply shows he has issues with his own image, and is jealous that just a great person in the own skin makes more money in one movie than he does in one year. Big women rock!

  • Mama Rita G.

    There are always going to be MEAN and mean spirited people in this world. Long ago there was a saying, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. That rule definitely doesn't apply to this society we live in now. People feel they have a right to say whatever comes to their mind, no matter how hurtful or hateful it might be with no regard to how it makes the person being talked about, feel. No human kindness or decency whatsoever and it's considered a big joke. Let the haters hate and for the rest of us, admire Ms McCarthy's talent. I believe in Karma and I believe they will get theirs in the end.

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