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Actress and comedienne Melissa McCarthy is on the cover of November’s Elle Magazine, and she looks gorgeous!
However, the cover has stirred controversy from critics who say that the coat McCarthy wears in the photo was too huge and covered up her curves, whereas the other November girls, Penelope Cruz and Reese Witherspoon, wore “body-conscious” outfits, according to Huff Post. Critics point out that this seems like another instance of fashion magazines promoting the ideal of thin over curvier body shapes.
Elle magazine released a statement defending the cover, citing that McCarthy chose the coat and loved how she looked.