First can I say that I love you. You are beautiful and funny and when you first started popping up everywhere, I LOVED it! It is hard out there for curvy women. You are the first curvy woman in a long time to have a successful movie career. You are funny, and charming and seem like a really awesome person who I would love to hang out with. And your recent success has me OVER THE MOON. The fact that Hollywood continues to accept you for who you are and you decidedly not changing FOR Hollywood gives me hope for more body size equality in movies in the future.
That being said.
I am really disappointed in you.
I think you are hilarious in Mike and Molly. Funny without being garish.
I laughed at your performance in Bridesmaids.
I thought you were funny in Identity Theft because your character had some depth.
The Heat made me want to pee my pants.
This weekend I saw a preview for your new movie, Tammy, and I just starred at my tv in sadness and disappointment. You are funny, we get it, but another outlandish, over the top, stupid character is not what you need. By continuing to accept these roles, you are perpetuating the idea that you are a JOKE. Hollywood is making you into a punchline, and therefore all curvy women, into a punchline.
I understand you are a comedian, and you need to work, but you are also a brilliant actress who has REAL talent and a REAL body for the first time like ever. You are SO MUCH MORE than this. You are doing a real disservice to yourself and to other curvy women out there by allowing this to continue.
I will not go see Tammy. I won't even rent it. And I am not sure I will see you in Heat 2 which I just saw on IMDB is in production. I can't support this downward spiral of terrible, cheap laugh movies you continue to star in. You are cheapening yourself and you are cheapening other curvy women. We need a role model who will serve us with grace, not with a cheap laugh.
I really do love you but you can do better, BE better. You are a pioneer. You are paving the way for body equality in Hollywood, but if you continue to be the butt of every joke and allow Hollywood to use you for a cheap laugh, a feature length fat joke, nothing will change.