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Melissa McCarthy finds women who don’t support feminism ‘dumb’

Ghostbusters star and comedian Melissa McCarthy thinks women sound “dumb” if they do not support feminism.

hollywood Updated: Mar 10, 2016 16:57 IST
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Comedian Melissa McCarthy thinks women sound “dumb” if they do not support feminism.

The Spy and Ghostbusters star believes those who do not consider equal rights for women as a top priority are “ill-informed”, reported Femalefirst.

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“I always think, ‘Oh, that sounds so dumb.’ And I don’t mean that in a hateful way. It just sounds so ill-informed.

“Do you think women should be paid less? You don’t believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word,” she said.

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Meanwhile, the 45-year-old actor insists she champions women of all shapes and sizes and has slammed the “epidemic” of size-shaming, which she says affects the majority of girls across the world.

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“There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what 0.5 per cent of the human race looks like. It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.”

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First Published: Mar 10, 2016 16:56 IST