Proud2Bme | Is Melissa McCarthy's Elle Cover a Cover-up?

Is Melissa McCarthy's Elle Cover a Cover-up?

By Julia Hakim--Actress Melissa McCarthy is featured on the cover of Elle magazine, but many have been criticizing the magazine's choice to style the curvy actress in an oversized coat that hid her figure.

This isn't the first time a magazine has been accused of treating its curvier cover girls differently than their thinner counterparts. Elle came under fire before for cropping a photo of Gabourey Sidibe and Vogue got called out for obscuring Adele's figure when they featured the singer on their cover.

Model Emme says she thinks McCarthy looks "fantastic" on the cover, but adds "Hopefully it's not a message that full-figured women are not meant to be seen...We love the whole package of who she is and what she brings to us as entertainment and to cover her up is really a missed opportunity for celebration."

Do you agree with those criticizing the cover? Where else have you noticed differential treatment like this?

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