Melissa McCarthy prepares for the launch of her new clothing line and reveals that she objects to the use of ‘plus-size’ when describing clothes for bigger women, in a new interview on Monday.

Melissa McCarthy Doesn’t Like The Term ‘Plus-size’

“I don’t like the segregated plus section,” McCarthy told Refinery 29. “You’re saying: ‘You don’t get what everybody else gets. You have to go shop up by the tire section.’”

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McCarthy’s new fashion line titled ‘Melissa McCarthy Seven7’, includes sizes from four through 28.

The comedian believes that the “plus-size” label misrepresents women, since, “Women come in all sizes.”

“Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that’s technically ‘plus-size,’ so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy.’ I find that very strange,” the Mike & Molly star pointed out.

“I also find it very bad business. It doesn’t make a lot of sense numbers-wise. It’s like, if you open a restaurant and you say, ‘We’re primarily gonna serve people that don’t eat’,” McCarthy added. “Designers that put everyone in categories are over-complicating something that should be easy.”

McCarthy also admitted to having problems finding the right clothes for her size in the past.

“Even starting with Gilmore Girls, [I’d say to the costume designer,] ‘Let’s rip the bottom off. Can I put different sleeves on it? If I rip this sweater apart, can you make a hat out of it?,” McCarthy said.

Melissa McCarthy Seven7 will debut this month at retailers like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, HSN and Lane Bryant.

A few of the stores have agreed to her request to display her clothing with all the other sizes.

“I said, ‘Run the sizes as I make them and let friends go shopping with their friends. Stop segregating women,’” McCarthy recalled. “And they said, ‘Okay.’ “

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