How bad is this Photoshop job of Melissa McCarthy?

A new poster for "The Heat" may have trimmed several pounds off the actress -- and made her look generally strange

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 7, 2013 10:24PM (EDT)

U.K.-based gossip site the Shiznit is alleging that actress Melissa McCarthy's face has been photoshopped to cut out "30 pounds" in the promotional poster for her upcoming movie with Sandra Bullock, "The Heat."

Here's the poster, according to the Shiznit:

[caption id="attachment_13320567" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="And here's what the poster might look like with a more accurate depiction of McCarthy:"][/caption]



McCarthy cemented her reputation as a funny leading lady after her appearance in "Bridesmaids" and critics recently came to McCarthy's defense after critic Rex Reed referred to the actress as “humongous,” “tractor-sized,” and a “female hippo" in "Identity Thief."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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