Melissa McCarthy Says 'We Have to Stop Categorizing and Judging Women' Amid Debate over Term 'Plus Size'

Melissa McCarthy On Plus Size Debate
Melissa McCarthy
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04/08/2016 AT 01:25 AM EDT

Amid the controversy over Glamour including Amy Schumer in an issue about plus-size women, another female superstar is speaking out.

Although Melissa McCarthy did not mention Schumer or Glamour in her latest social media post, The Boss star did share some impassioned thoughts.

"We have to stop categorizing and judging women based on their bodies," McCarthy, 45, captioned a photo of a sign that read "Warning: Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of 'beauty.'"

"We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy in their own skin," the star continued, ending with a quote from Gloria Steinem, "Imagine we are linked not ranked."





During a recent interview with Refinery29, the mother of two talked about her recent weight loss saying, "I have, but I'll be back again. I'll be up, I'll be down – probably for the rest of my life."

In fact, McCarthy – who has her own clothing line for all shapes and sizes – doesn't want her physique to be the "most interesting thing about" her when she pointed out the sexism in Hollywood.

"There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that. It can't be the first question every time, or a question at all," she said adding, ""t's like, 'Can you imagine them asking some of these guys I work with, 'How do you keep your butt looking so good?' It would be like, 'What the f--- are you talking about? Why are you asking about the shape of my butt?'"

Recently, Lena Dunham also shared her take on Schumer being labeled plus-sized telling PEOPLE, "fashion should be for all women.'
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