15 February 2013 11:53 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Jenny McCarthy is defending her cousin, Melissa McCarthy, against the offensive criticism made by movie critic Rex Reed regarding Melissa's weight. "He can go to hell!" says Jenny.

New York Observer critic Reed wrote a Feb. 5 review of Melissa's new movie, "Identity Thief," in which he criticizes the actress's weight by calling her a "female hippo," "tractor-sized" and "obese and obnoxious." Many considered the personal jabs to be unnecessarily low blows.

"I don't have the whole story, but, I do know that, after being in this business 20 years, it's really crummy that you get attacked in your personal life in general," Jenny told E! News about Reed's review of Melissa, admitting that she has been out of the loop because of the press tour for her new VH1 talk show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show."

"Anyone to attack like that is just wrong and hurtful," she said, "and it doesn't do anyone any good. »

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