Movie Critic Speaks Out About His Attack on Melissa McCarthy's Weight
Rex Reed is not backing down after blasted Melissa McCarthy's new movie and her weight. INSIDE EDITION has the scoop.
The movie critic who called Melissa McCarthy a "Female hippo" is speaking out, and he's not apologizing.
Critic Rex Reed was blasted for calling McCarthy "tractor-sized" in a review of her new movie, Identity Thief, in The New York Observer.
Reed said on WOR radio, “She is basing her career on being obnoxious and being overweight. I don't care how much Melissa McCarthy weighs! I mean, she is crying all the way to the bank!"
Reed says he has gotten thousands of e-mails but is not backing down.
He said, "I don't find this to be the subject of a lot of humor and I have a perfect right to say that."
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