Fashion Writer Compares Melissa McCarthy to an Elephant

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Oh dear. Oh dear. Look how the Boston Globe is describing Melissa McCarthy's Academy Awards dress in this roundup of the night's best and worst gowns:

The "Identity Theft" funny lady was drowning in drab elephant gray fabric in what we're told was a custom gown.

Maybe it was custom, just not for her.

Oh, right, because "elephant gray" is a color that makes it totally okay. Yup. Definitely not a word choice intended to insult McCarthy's weight. No, not at all.

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It's really weird that this Boston Globe piece doesn't have a byline on it! If it were me, I'd definitely want my name attached to such incisive, hard-hitting fashion criticism. Way to put Melissa McCarthy in her place, anonymous newspaper writer (who's too scared to even put a name to this drivel).

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Academy Awards Fashion: Hits and Misses [Boston.com]

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I am going to be charitable here as well and say "this color is the epitome of elephant grey*." The writer also says she is "drowning" in the fabric (she was) which shows me s/he is paying attention to cut and tailoring, which I don't think s/he'd do if the only goal were a veiled fat joke.

*side note: it's a color whose beauty is wholly reliant, I find, upon the fabric. In satin or a multi-layered chiffon or chiffon-like material, it would have been magnificent or ethereal. In this fabric, whatever it is, it looks Soviet orphanage issue..