People need to stop tearing down women: McCarthy

New York, July 14 (IANS) “Ghostbusters” star Melissa McCarthy has urged the society to “stop tearing down women”.

Her comment follows actress Jennifer Aniston’s blog on the subject.

Aniston addressed ongoing pregnancy rumours and body-shaming by penning an op-ed for the Huffington Post on Tuesday, in which she made a plea for people to stop scrutinising females for the way they look.

Speaking to etonline.com at Gildafest’16 here on Tuesday, McCarthy said she agrees “one hundred thousand billion per cent” with Aniston.

“Everybody needs to stop tearing down women. It is always about the way we look — saying, ‘He is very interesting’, ‘He is a good writer’, ‘She is looking older than she was last time we saw her’.

“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 added.

McCarthy admitted that as an actress, it can be difficult not to self-criticise, especially when watching herself on screen.

However, the 45-year-old actress said that she has learned not to focus on her insecurities.

“We all are usually more self-critical towards ourselves. You see every little flaw and think, ‘Oh! I could have done this, I could have done that’. But in the end, when I am watching, I try not to focus on myself because I don’t want to self-examine,” she added.

McCarthy-starrer “Ghostbusters”, backed by Sony Pictures, is slated to release in India on July 29.

–IANS

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