Melissa McCarthy wants women to be happy with their body size. Her message is cheesy but true: people are damaged by being rarely content with the way they look.
The 45-year-old star of the forthcoming Ghostbusters movie spilled her feeling about the pressing issue to Redbook magazine in a recent interview:
There's an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what 0.5% of the human race looks like. It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody's healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.
When the comedian turned actress is not being hilarious in her acting, she works on her own fashion line in collaboration with Sunrise Brands for plus-size women up to size 28 called Seven7.
McCarthy has two daughters, aged 8 and 6, and prays they never face criticism of their bodies.
"A good portion of women in America are size 14 and higher. I just try to make clothing that'll make all women feel really good."
McCarthy also revealed she thinks it "sounds so dumb" when young women say they're not a feminist. She believes people will be more joyful when they feel good about their clothes and work for equality for women. Bravo!
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