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Melissa McCarthy talks about confronting a sexist critic

Melissa McCarthy reveals the moment she came face-to-face with a harsh critic

Plenty of actors have been hit with a bad review or two, but Spy star Melissa McCarthy recently came face-to-face with a particularly harsh critic of her own.
In a review of her previous film Tammy (directed by Melissa's husband Ben Falcone), this reviewer had slammed Melissa for how she looked in the movie, saying she was only a "good actor" when she looked "more attractive".
At the Toronto Film Festival in September, Melissa met the critic head-on, and she told Ellen DeGeneres how it all went down.
"Are you the one who wrote I was only a good actor when I looked more attractive and that my husband should never be allowed to direct me because he allowed me to look so homely?" she asked him.
When the reviewer admitted he was, Melissa asked him, "would you ever say that to a man?"
She also asked whether he had a daughter, and how he would feel if she was told she couldn't get a job because she wasn't "attractive" enough.
"Just know every time you write stuff, every young girl in this country reads that and they just get a little bit chipped away.
"We tear down women in this country for all these superficial reasons, and women are so great and strong," she finished.

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