Melissa McCarthy’s attacked in ‘Identity Thief’ review, as critic calls her a “female hippo”

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Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman star in the new film ‘Identity Thief’, due out this Friday. From the looks of the trailers, I’d rate this movie #1 on my must-see list. I think the trailer is absolutely hilarious, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch it nearly every day. And then today….. reviews started rolling out about the movie, and the one title that stands out the most in my mind calls ‘Identity Thief’ the “Worst movie of 2013 so far.” I am CRUSHED. The worst movie? Really? It’s that bad??? I’m so sad!! I don’t know if I’ll see it now, I generally tend to agree with the critics. I’m just so upset, I was really looking forward to this one.

Anyway, in one particular review, New York Observer reviewer named Rex Reed attacked Melissa McCarthy in an absolutely horrific way.

After calling the film “trashy” and a “chunk of junk,” Reed notes that McCarthy’s thief character is “tractor-sized” and “humongous.”

But that’s not all.

He also refers to the popular comedic star as a “female hippo.”

And if you didn’t think it was personal, Reed adds that McCarthy is “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”

What a pig. Seriously. I hate men like this. FYI: Here’s what Don Juan looks like himself. Send your hate mail here: editorial@observer.com

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Marisa">Marisa
February 7th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

What a jerk! Melissa McCarthy probably has more talent in her pinky then he in his entirety. Not cool.

Jocelyn">Jocelyn
February 7th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I know! I was really pissed when I read that….

February 7th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Rex Reed has been around for years and is well known as a snarky critic. So these comments are par for him. From the tone of your article it appears you are not familiar with him. Im not condoning his comments just surprised you dont know of him

February 7th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Rex Reed is an opinionated tool. As the comment above states, he has been around for a long while. He’s about as tactful as Karl Lagerfeld, as equally narcissistic, but not as painful to look at.

Jocelyn">Jocelyn
February 7th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Even if I was familiar with him and his articles, this is above and beyond cruel. Why he keeps getting published is beyond me. We wonder why so many young girls turn to anorexia, bulimia and cutting. ASSHOLES LIKE THIS PRICK!

February 7th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I remember thinking Rex Reed was an asshole back when I was a kid (many moons ago) which is why I’ve always tended to ignore critics. Who needs opinions like that.

Don’t let’em ruin it for you :-)

February 7th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Coming from someone who looks like the offspring of Dean Martin and SHREK. He’s a pig and I cannot stand men like this. Melissa McCarthy is amazingly talented and beautiful!

February 7th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

…no offense to Dean Martin or Shrek :) LOL

February 7th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Not only is he an asshole and an eyesore, he’s wrong about Melissa’s career. Maybe HE has only just noticed her because he’s too busy admiring his extreme beauty in the mirror, but she’s been around for YEARS now, on three successful tv shows and several movies. Doesn’t his job require some basic knowledge of the subject? Hack.

February 8th, 2013 at 2:12 am

the man told the truth, whats the problem? But I want him to say the same about gabourey sidibe who is even more disgusting and really talentless. But oh, shes black and blacks are sacred in the us of a, killed by cultural marxism. It is ok to say that about a white actress, but a crime to say the same about a black one, go figure

February 8th, 2013 at 9:12 am

Calling her ‘obese’ or ‘big’, even though it would have probably hurt her feelings, would be A LOT better than calling her a FEMALE HIPPO. Is that necessary? No. She isn’t small but she is very beautiful and she’s happy with who she is. There’s no need to bash someone for it. Tractor-sized? Are you kidding me?

February 9th, 2013 at 7:19 am

Rex Reed!?!?!?! That fugly old queen is still alive? Honestly, I thought the old fucktard died longggg ago.
He has always been a HUGE bitchy queen w/an unfortunate face. Perhaps Rex should look in the mirror.
I love Melissa…funny funny funny girl!








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