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‘Elle’ Slammed Over Melissa McCarthy Cover — The Magazine Responds

Fri, October 18, 2013 10:34am EDT by 3 Comments
Courtesy of Elle Magazine

‘ELLE’ magazine defended themselves against the backlash from critics over their November cover which featured the actress fully clothed. Do you think the mag was wrong for covering her up? VOTE!

ELLE‘s ‘Women In Hollywood’ issue has left critics very unhappy. While stars like Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley are in body conscious ensembles, actress Melissa McCarthy is covered up in a shapeless coat — and it’s causing quite the controversy!

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘ELLE’ Cover — The Magazine Responds:

The 43-year-old actress looked absolutely beautiful with her hair in tousled curls while she was bundled up in a charcoal Marina Rinaldi coat — but it was that very look that angered a vast amount of critics who thought she was covered up due to her size. The magazine responded, saying, “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 Elle said in a statement. “We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”

Alternate covers for the annual issue included Shailene Woodley, (wearing a strappy black swimsuit), and Penelope Cruz showing off her fabulous face in a close-up shot that didn’t reveal any skin.

Unfortunately this hasn’t been the first time critics have had a negative about Melissa’s appearance. Many critics thought that the beauty’s face was photoshopped on a UK promotional photo for her recent movie The Heat.

In my opinion I think that Melissa looks beautiful on the ELLE cover.  Just because she is a curvier woman doesn’t mean that her curves need to be shown each time she graces a magazine cover. Do you agree with the magazine or do you think the critics have a point? Check it out and drop a comment below.
— Tatayana Yomary

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