Rex Reed, film critic for The New York Observer, shocked everyone when he referred to Melissa McCarthy as "tractor-sized" and a "female hippo" in his horrifying review of the 2013 comedy Identity Theft. Months later, the actress finally addressed Reed's comments while speaking to The New York Times. "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate," she said. "I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs."