Some of you might be familiar with the very funny Melissa McCarthy – star of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly.
Sadly, this talented young lady has been under attack because of her weight – by critics who have more to say about what she looks like, than her ability as an actress. Take a look:
2013 – Rex Reed, The New York Observer
“Melissa McCarthy is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.” He goes on to say that she’s “a screeching, humongous creep”, “tractor-sized” and a “hippo”.
2010 – a Marie Claire blogger
Critizied the show Mike & Molly saying that overweight people shouldn’t be intimate on TV because they gross her out.
How either of these two are paid actual money for the crap that spews out of their mouths is beyond me.
Last time I checked, NO ONE (let me repeat that) NO ONE is perfect, and therefore we have no right to criticize, publicly humiliate or pass judgment on anyone.
I often use this argument, but I wonder how they would feel if this was their mother, wife or daughter being called “tractor-sized” or any of the other items I mentioned above. If they had any character at all they would be enraged. But I tend to think they’re probably just as disrespectful towards their own family members as they are to complete strangers. What’s the old saying, “a leopard doesn’t change its spots?”
I’m not completely sure what positive reward human beings receive when they vehemently criticize others. Many psychologists would argue it’s their own crippling insecurities and doubts about themselves, which feed their need to denounce those around them. That somehow this gives them power and confidence everywhere but where it counts most – in their heart.
If you ask me, it’s a sad day for the human race when people are too cowardly to deal with and rectify their own issues – instead pawning them off on everyone else.
But for those of us who know what it means to be compassionate, consoling and unconditional, take solace in the words of Fred Rogers – “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”
Here’s to all the truly “healthy” people in the world. Miss McCarthy – you are one of them.