Melissa McCarthy Thinks It Sounds 'So Dumb' When Women Say They Aren't Feminists

But she doesn't mean it in a "hateful way."

Melissa McCarthy has some words for women who don't classify themselves as feminists. As the April cover star of Redbook magazine, the "Spy" actress didn't hold back one bit.

"I always think, 'Oh, that sounds so dumb.' And I don’t mean that in a hateful way," McCarthy said. "It just sounds so ill-informed. Do you think women should be paid less? You don’t believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word." 

This "Bridesmaids" star also has no time for people who try to make young girls feel self-conscious about their bodies. McCarthy recently launched a plus-size clothing line to combat frustrating shopping experiences that left her feeling "not really worthy."

Melissa McCarthy as the April cover star of Redbook magazine. 
Melissa McCarthy as the April cover star of Redbook magazine. 

"There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what .5% of the human race looks like," McCarthy told Redbook. "It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have." 

Amen to that! 

You can catch McCarthy in the new remake of "Ghostbusters," which will also star Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. After checking out the new trailer below, we're going to pray to a higher power that we can get Sookie back for the new "Gilmore Girls" Netflix revival as well.  

To read more of McCarthy's interview with Redbook, head here or look for the April issue on newsstands March 15. 



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