AceShowbiz - Melissa McCarthy agrees with Ashley Graham that the fashion world needs to stop using the "plus-size" label. In an interview with E! News while promoting her new movie "The Boss", Melissa, who launched her line Melissa McCarthy7 last year, reveals she tries not using the label for her clothing line.
"Every time someone says, 'You make a plus-size line,' I just correct them: 'I make clothes for women,'" the "Ghostbusters" actress shares, "I'm not making a plus-size line. If a plus-size store or if a store of certain sizes buys those that's what going in there. But on my website and HSN, I'm just making women's clothing."
Last month, Ashley also refused to use the "plus-size" label. "I hate the word 'real woman' and I hate the word 'plus-size,' " the model told the site, "I've got plenty of friends [of all sizes] and different shapes and everything, and I don't want any of them to feel like they aren't 'real women.' "
The Oscar nominee previously said there's an unhealthy "obsession with categorizing" women. "Women are amazing together," the "Tammy" actress explained, "Women are friends. Women are not really competing with each other. I think everyone wants to make it seem that way with who wore it better, whose butt is better, whose glasses are crazier. I've never had any of those conversations in my life."
Melissa was disagree with the size-labeling in the U.S. "I just don't quite see the cut off," she said, "I don't believe in kind of sectioning and segregating people in anything. I think most women in the U.S. are a 14. I think like 72 percent of women are a 14. So I think it's a little insane if you're in this business to tell your biggest section of clientele that you don't want their business."