What Melissa McCarthy told a critic who said actresses should always be pretty in movies

When comedian Melissa McCarthy met one of her critics, she didn’t back down. She faced him head on and calmly explained why making those remarks are so hurtful, especially to young girls.

“Every time you write stuff like that,” she told him, “every young girl in this country reads that and gets a little [part of themselves] chipped away.”

Watch the video at Upworthy.

Image – British actors Jude Law (L), US actress Melissa McCarthy (C), and British actor Jason Statham pose for photographs on the carpet as they arrive to attend the European premiere of the film Spy in London on May 27 2015. (AFP)