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Melissa McCarthy Shuts Down Reporter Who Criticized Her Appearance

"Just know every time you write stuff, every young girl in this country reads that and they just get a little bit chipped away."

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He came up to me, and I was surprised that he talked to me and I said, "Would you do that to a man? If John C. Reilly played a really broken-down character and looked terrible?" I put a lot of time and effort having her completely not look like she cared about herself; it was part of how I felt she felt on the inside. I said, "Would you ever say that to a man?" And he said, "Well, I mean, you really looked bad."

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And I said, "Do you have children? I hope you don't have a daughter." And I didn't mean that in a mean way. I said, "If she came home to you" — he spoke about his children so lovely — and when I said, "If she comes home and someone says, 'You can't have a job because you're unattractive,' are you going to say, 'That's right!'?" And he took that in his heart and was like, "No, I would never want that to happen! Never in a million years want that to happen." I said, "Just know every time you write stuff every young girl in this country reads that and they just get a little bit chipped away."

Watch the whole badass interview in the clip below: