Melissa McCarthy: Andy Samberg skewers Elle trench coat cover controversy
The controversy surrounding the fact Melissa McCarthy wore a trench coat on the cover of Elle magazine's annual "Women in Hollywood" issue has yet to die down. The "Mike & Molly" star already called the people involved in the backlash "crazy" while her cousin Jenny McCarthy" defended the look on "The View," and now "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" Andy Samberg is sharing his opinion.
Samberg was a presenter at the Elle Magazine Women in Hollywood Party on Oct. 21, and he spent plenty of time mocking the fact there is a backlash at all.
"A lot of controversy for the Elle Women in Hollywood issue this year. I'm referring, of course, to Jacket-gate," he says, via Us Weekly. "Talk about a kerfuffle! Have you no shame, Elle magazine and your parent company Hearst Communications? How dare you make a beautiful woman wear a trench coat? An item of clothing never associated with sex and desire, and splattered across your cover like the scat of a monkey armada."
He continues, "For as hot as all the previous covers were, Melissa's is the hottest one. Not to overshare but I have definitely snuck it into the bathroom a number of times. Ask my wife, that thing is thoroughly dog-eared." His wife, Joanna Newsom, reportedly found this comment hilarious.
The controversy in question began when McCarthy was pictured with a large trench coat covering up her body, while the other celebrities on the Elle issue showed off their figures more. For her part, McCarthy says putting the coat on was her idea.