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Melissa McCarthy's Elle magazine cover sparks criticism

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Melissa McCarthy's Elle magazine cover sparks criticism

CREATED Oct 18, 2013

(KTNV) -- A heated debate is going on right now about the cover of the latest Elle magazine.

Actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy is featured on one of the covers for the annual Women In Hollywood cover series.

Many people are upset because they say that McCarthy is too covered up. Critics are saying that Elle draped her in the biggest coat possible in order to cover up her larger frame.

They say that the cover is sending a negative message about size.

Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley are featured on alternative covers. Witherspoon is seen in a slinky black dress and Woodley is wearing a strappy swimsuit.

Elle has responded the criticism and said that McCarthy loved the look.

In addition, Jenny McCarthy, who is a Melissa's cousin and one of the hosts on The View, defended the cover and said that no one could make a McCarthy girl wear something they did not want to wear.