Melissa McCarthy Shares Her Body Positive Parenting Philosophy

A radiant Melissa McCarthy covers the latest issue of Redbook, where she opens up about her parenting rules on body confidence.

The comedian, who reached the heights of Hollywood by breaking stereotypical body norms, tells the magazine she refuses to pass down archaic views down to her children. “Give me your best punch in the face, and I’ll take that punch, rather than have my kid feel bad about herself,” McCarthy said.

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“There’s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what point-five percent of the human race looks like,” she continued. “It starts very young.”;



McCarthy added, “My message [to my daughters] is that as long as everybody’s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.”;

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The actress also had a timely message to share this International Women’s Day, urging the females of the world to stick together. “With women, there’s this constant weird cultural thing where we’re always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another: Who wore it best? Whose butt’s better?”; she explained. “Instead, how about if everyone wins? How intensely boring would it be if we were all the same?”;

Read Redbook’s complete interview with McCarthy here.

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