October 22nd, 2013
12:40 PM ET
When Melissa McCarthy picked out a swanky gray coat to wear on the cover of Elle magazine's November issue, she had no idea she was igniting a controversy.
The 43-year-old actress told CNN at the magazine's Monday celebration of Women in Hollywood that the negative reaction to the cover, with some accusing the magazine of putting McCarthy in an overcoat in order to hide her size, caught her off guard.
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