Melissa McCarthy Stands Up For Plus-Size Women Everywhere
Celebrities have been launching their own fashion and beauty lines since, well, forever, but some use their influence to do some good with these projects, too.
Take Rebel Wilson. As a plus-sized woman, she's had trouble buying clothes her whole life, so she decided to launch her own plus-size clothing line.
"People don't stop at size 12."
Now, Melissa McCarthy is preparing to do the same, but her line, called Melissa McCarthy Seven7, celebrates body diversity by including a wide range of sizes — 4 to 28 — instead of just plus sizes.
She believes that clothing stores should put plus sizes alongside their "standard" sizes instead of separating them to opposite sides of the mall.
"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. [Malls] segregate plus-size," she told More magazine. "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.'"
It seems that, despite being one of the funniest people in entertainment right now, she knows when it's time to get serious.