Melissa McCarthy recently showed off a 50-pound weight loss, but truth be told, she doesn’t really want to talk about it.
“If that is the most interesting thing about me, I need to go have a lavender farm in Minnesota and give this up,” she told Refinery29.
“There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that. It can’t be the first question every time, or a question at all.”
Regrettably, women today are still being scrutinized for their weight, and today, the actress took to Instagram to vent her frustration.
She posted an image of a sign stuck to a mirror that reads, “WARNING: Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of ‘beauty.'”
In the caption, she included her own poignant message:
“We have to stop categorizing and judging women based on their bodies. We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy in their own skin. ‘Imagine we are linked not ranked.’ Gloria Steinem”
Looks like she’s ready to start a conversation, or more likely, end the one that’s been going on for far too long.
The star is tired of women being valued solely for their bodies when they have so much more to offer.
“We’re always being ranked and when we come together, you know, women are amazing together,” she said in a recent interview.
“Women are friends. Women are not really competing with each other. I think everyone wants to make it seem that way with who wore it better, whose butt is better, whose glasses are crazier. I’ve never had any of those conversations in my life.”
For the record, we are fans of everything Melissa has to offer, whether she’s cracking us up in film and TV, designing a fashion line or demonstrating her newfound skill: straight up killing it in a lip sync battle.