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Melissa McCarthy Says Calling Clothing 'Plus-Size' May Make Women Feel Like They're 'Not Worthy'

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    Melissa McCarthy had one mission when creating her first clothing line: to "chip away" at the limitations of plus-size retail.

    In a new interview with Refinery29, the "Ghostbusters" actress says that she has issue with the term 'plus-size' altogether and wants her line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, to appeal to all ladies everywhere.

    "Women come in all sizes. Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that's technically plus-size, so you're taking your biggest category of people and telling them, 'You're not really worthy.' I find that very strange," the star shared.

    "I just think, if you're going to make women's clothing, make women's clothing. Designers that put everyone in categories are over-complicating something that should be easy."

    VIDEO: Melissa McCarthy receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    E! News previously reported that the 44-year-old's first foray into the fashion world will feature a versatile range of pieces and sizes (ranging from 4 to 28) that are all priced at or under $150.

    "[Designing clothing is] always what I thought I would do," McCarthy told Vogue earlier this year. "I went into clothing and textiles in college and moved here with Brian Atwood. I was going to finish at FIT and he made me do stand-up on the second night."

    When it comes to dressing and her new line, the "Spy" star says, "Some days I want to be prim and proper, and others I want to be in a band...The fun of it is you should be able to put these things together and not have to make a choice about going out to dinner or getting the sweater. Wear the sweater to dinner."

    McCarthy's Seven7 range is available on HSN.

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