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This is Not OK: Photoshopping Melissa McCarthy on The Heat UK Poster

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood June 11, 2013 at 10:39AM

Our most anticipated female centric movie of the summer, The Heat, is merely weeks away from its release. A U.K. promo image was unveiled for the film last week and Melissa McCarthy was looking very, very different.
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Our most anticipated female centric movie of the summer, The Heat, is merely weeks away from its release. A U.K. promo image was unveiled for the film last week and Melissa McCarthy was looking very, very different.

In a side by side comparison of the new U.K. image and the U.S. poster, it looks to anyone with eyes that McCarthy's face and neck were massively photoshopped to make the actress appear at least 30 pounds lighter. And this photoshop job really makes no sense since we all know what McCarthy looks like and she has always embraced who she is and her weight.  (Update: We are also concerned that the US poster looks doctored too.)

So what's the point? 

A British entertainment blog, The Shiznit, discussed the hack photoshop job at length.

This is one of the worst Photoshop jobs I have ever seen but it's not just offensively bad craftsmanship -- the intention behind it is downright nasty.

We completely agree.  The best revenge for all the fat haters will be when The Heat is wildly successful at the box office.  Because it will prove we all love Melissa McCarthy exactly how she is. 

'The Heat' Under Heat For Melissa McCarthy Photoshopping in Poster (The Hollywood Reporter)

What Happened To Melissa McCarthy's Face In The UK Poster For "The Heat"? (Buzzfeed Entertainment)

This article is related to: Melissa McCarthy, The Heat, Body Image, Sexism


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