Melissa McCarthy: Um, I Picked Elle Coat
She's not fazed by hoopla over cover, but does want the coat
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2013 8:32 AM CDT
Updated Oct 22, 2013 10:49 AM CDT
Melissa McCarthy arrives before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

(Newser) – One person who is not at all upset by the huge coat Melissa McCarthy was draped in on Elle's November cover: Melissa McCarthy. "What I found so bizarre" about all the hoopla, McCarthy tells E!, "is I picked the coat. I grabbed the coat. I covered up. I had a great black dress on but I thought, it comes out in November. I was so sick of summer. I live in Southern California. I was like, 'Give me a big coat to wear. Give the girl some cashmere!'"

In fact, Elle thought the dress she was wearing was "really great," McCarthy says, but she continued to push the coat. "I was just shocked I didn't steal it," she says. But after the brouhaha, "Now I think I really should have the coat. I'm petitioning for that coat. Give me that coat. I earned it, damn it!" The magazine had already defended the cover, and insisted McCarthy "loved" the look.

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Oct 23, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
The picture of Melissa McCarthy was very pretty. The truth is dressing a larger sized woman is a different issue than for a thin woman. Fashion magazines are missing an opportunity when they only use very young tall and very thin models. A large portion of women are larger sized and about half aof all women wear petite clothing. They want to look their best. Fashion magazines should regularly serve these readers.
Oct 22, 2013 8:15 PM CDT
Too hell with the coat, who head was up their ass to approve that hair due
Oct 22, 2013 12:36 PM CDT
I love this lady. She's hilarious.