Melissa McCarthy Is a ‘Billion Percent’ Behind Jennifer Aniston’s Op-Ed

Backing up Aniston! Gilmore Girls star Melissa McCarthy has proclaimed herself to be "one hundred thousand billion percent" behind Jennifer Aniston and her powerful op-ed published on Tuesday, July 12, in the Huffington Post.

Talking to Entertainment Tonight, McCarthy agreed with the former Friends star that it was time for society to stop "tearing down" women and to focus on something other than what they look like.

"It's always about the way we look," the actress told the outlet while appearing at Gildafest '16 in New York City. "[People say,] ‘He's very interesting,’ ‘He’s a good writer,’ ‘She's looking older than she was last time we saw her,'" McCarthy, 45, continued.

"It's a ridiculous thing. I just hope it gets to the point where it's embarrassing for people to have such a shallow thought," she went on.

As Us Weekly reported previously, Aniston hit out at the continued and constant speculation that she might be pregnant and the scrutiny that women face in general when it comes to their figures.

“For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up,” the 47-year-old actress wrote. “I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body-shaming that occurs daily. If I am some kind of symbol to some people out there, then clearly I am an example of the lens through which we, as a society, view our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, female friends and colleagues. The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing.”

She continued in her post: “The message that girls are not pretty unless they’re incredibly thin, that they’re not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine is something we’re all willingly buying into."

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