Melissa McCarthy is calling for society to “stop tearing down women,” following Jennifer Aniston’s scathing editorial on the matter.
Aniston addressed ongoing pregnancy rumors by penning an op-ed for the Huffington Post
on Tuesday, in which she made a plea for people to stop scrutinizing females for the way they look.
Speaking to ET at Gildafest’16 in New York City on Tuesday, McCarthy said she agrees, “one hundred thousand billion percent,” with Aniston.
“Everybody needs to stop tearing down women,” said the Ghostbusters star. “It's always about the way we look -- saying, ‘He's very interesting,’ ‘He’s a good writer,’ ‘She's looking older than she was last time we saw her.'"
“It's a ridiculous thing. I just hope it gets to the point where it's embarrassing for people to have such a shallow thought.”
McCarthy admitted that as an actress, it can be difficult not to self-scrutinize, especially when watching herself on screen. However, the 45-year-old Bridesmaids star added that she has learned not to focus on her insecurities.
“We all are usually more self-critical towards ourselves. You see every little flaw and think, ‘Oh! I could have done this, I could have done that.’ But in the end, when I'm watching, I try not to focus on myself because I don't want to self-examine.”
The mom of two rocked another one of her own Seven7 designs at the Gildafest’16 event, where she was presented with the Gilda Radner Award for Innovation in Comedy.
When it comes to picking out her outfits, McCarthy says she opts for clothes that “invoke the mood” and will make her feel good and comfortable. Her two young daughters, Vivian and Georgette, also have a significant say in their mom’s red carpet looks.
“My oldest daughter made three different prints for me. They're very, very much involved and they have never been short of opinions for me!”
Many of McCarthy’s recent outfits have been bright and colorful, like the flowery frock she wore to the Ghostbusters premiere on Saturday. See more on that appearance in the video below.