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Mellissa McCarthy Talks about Her Struggle with Accepting Her Appearance

June 26, 2014 

The Super-confident Melissa McCarthy has had her share of tumultuous time like everybody else.

"In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes,'" McCarthy told People for the magazine's latest cover story. "I was an idiot ... It's a decade of tears."

Although the "Tammy" star now has the confidence to realize just how awesome she is, the 43-year-old isn't immune to criticism.

"I've never felt like I needed to change. I've always thought, 'If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.' But sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the wind out of you."

A recent article, for example, that referred to her as "America's plus-size sweetheart" did not sit well. "It's like I'm managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction ... Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star?"

As the female star of 2013's "Identity Thief," McCarthy faced scathing criticism from New York Observer film critic Rex Reed. Reed trashed her performance and attacked her on a personal level, calling her "tractor-sized," "hippo" and "obese."

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By: Maverine Lane

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