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A critic has become the center of controversy after calling Identity Thief star Melissa McCarthy "tractor-sized" and a "hippo" in a review of the film.

"Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) is a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success," Rex Reed wrote in The New York Observer. Reed also referred to her character as "a screeching, humongous creep."

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