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Melissa McCarthy Tells Ellen DeGeneres “We Tear Down Women in This Country” in Response to Sexist Criticism

Melissa McCarthy’s journey (along with the rest of us) to make sure everyone knows that wildly sexist criticism—like the awful comments she got about Tammy—isn’t OK will likely never end, and she discussed how we “tear women down” on Ellen. But it’s not all bad news! She thinks she might have changed that critic’s mind.

One person reached is a start, at least. She told DeGeneres that the critic didn’t seem like a bad guy, and,

I said [to him], just know that every time you write stuff every young girl in this country reads that, and they just get a little bit chipped away. I just think that we tear down women in this country for all these superficial reasons and women are so great and strong and I think he really heard that.

I think it’s a bad habit that we’ve gotten into, and it’s not that people are malicious. I just think it’s so easy to take a swipe, and I’m like, “Just go the other way.”

Nailed it. Keep up the good work, Melissa.

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(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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