Super Classy Film Critic Rex Reed Calls Melissa McCarthy "Female Hippo"

The New York Observer’s Rex Reed spent the majority of his review of the film Identity Thief focusing on Melissa McCarthy’s weight.

1. Rex Reed, film critic for the NY Observer, published a scathing review of the new movie “Identity Thief” in which he attacked, more than anything else, actress Melissa McCarthy’s weight.

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2. Many have come out against Reed’s review, saying it was extremely insensitive and completely uncalled for.

3. In the review he referred to McCarthy as:

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8. Ending the review by calling her a…

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9. After the review began to pick up steam on social media, people have been attacking the insensitivity of Reed focusing solely on McCarthy’s weight.

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