Melissa McCarthy Rejects Fat Shaming, Starts Her Own Clothing Line Instead

If you don’t like what they’re saying, change the conversation.

When you're bullied or you face injustice, you have two options: You can try to avoid conflict, or you can boldly step up and, in the words of Nicki Minaj, let your "haters be your motivators." Melissa McCarthy clearly took the second route. The Oscar-nominated actress, who has faced negative attention from the media due to her size, isn't staying quiet. Instead, McCarthy is starting her own clothing line, Seven7. After all, if you don't like what they're saying, change the conversation. The line will feature pieces that range from size four to size 22. And unlike most celebrities who attach their names to clothing brands, McCarthy actually had a large role in creating the collection.

According to an interview with More magazine, McCarthy chose to create Seven7 because,

"People don't stop at size 12. I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number." 

Well, that won't be a problem for McCarthy's clothes. The line, which appears in stores in August, is stocked at big retailers like Macy's, Nordstrom's, and Bloomingdale's, as well as her website

The actress also address the way clothing stores and designers shame people who wear plus-sized clothing:

"[Malls] segregate plus-size. It's an odd thing that you can't go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section. 'We'll put you gals over there because we don't want to see you and you probably don't want to be seen.'"

Enough of that nonsense! It looks like conquering television and the box office isn't enough for this incredible star. We're sure the title "fashion maven" is in McCarthy's future.

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