Skip To Content

    Melissa McCarthy Recalled Being "Flipped Off" For Wearing Something "Comfortable" To An Oscars Afterparty

    "It was all done, uh, jokingly, but also with something real behind it.”

    Melissa McCarthy makes her own rules! The actor attended the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty in a matching Adidas tracksuit with her husband, Ben Falcone — and she remembers being “flipped off” by multiple people for her attire.

    Ben and Melissa smiling for a photo at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
    Kevin Mazur / WireImage / Getty Images

    “I’m sure it threw everybody into a tizzy because the idea came to me the day before the Oscars,” Melissa told InStyle. “I asked, ‘Can we wear matching tracksuits?’ And someone was like, ‘For tomorrow? Like, that both fit?’ It’s not that easy.”

    Ben and Melissa walk the red carpet hand in hand at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
    Mike Coppola / Getty Images

    She explained, “I just wanted to be in tennies and tracksuits. It just seemed so funny to me and so comfortable.”

    Melissa waves at someone as she and Ben walk the red carpet at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
    David Crotty / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    But when Melissa showed up on the red carpet without any formal wear on, she attracted a lot of attention from her peers.

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Ben Falcone, and Melissa McCarthy pose for a group photo at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
    Kevin Mazur / WireImage / Getty Images

    Earlier that evening, she went to the awards ceremony in a black-and-white caped outfit with pearls around her neck.

    Melissa McCarthy in a black-and-white caped outfit with pearls around her neck and Ben in a tuxedo on the red carpet  at the 91st Annual Academy Awards
    Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    “I have never been flipped off or told to fuck off as much as at that party,” she said, laughing. “And it was all done, uh, jokingly, but also with something real behind it.”

    Melissa McCarthy and Amy Adams interacting at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
    Emma Mcintyre / WireImage / Getty Images

    “[After the ceremony,] everyone put on a different dress and different heels,” the actor continued. “They just totally were like, ‘You go fuck yourself [for wearing a tracksuit].’ My response was, ‘Oh, OK, I'm going to go dance pretty hard right now.’” LOL.

    Melissa McCarthy looks behind her as she walks the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party red carpet as other celebrities look on
    George Pimentel / Getty Images

    Melissa will always stay true to herself!

    Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are seen crossing a street in their matching tracksuits
    PG / GC Images / Getty Images

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form