Mac Gained 50 Lbs. For ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Just to Be Funny

Can we stop pretending he isn’t Haley Joel Osmont yet? No? Oh, alright… *kicks can*

Apparently there’ve been some complaints about the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia looking too skinny because people don’t understand that everyone in LA does absolutely nothing but workout and think of new ways to make jeans tighter. So, to remedy that fact, Rob McElhenney (above) decided to slap on 50 pounds because he’d thought be hilarious. People reports:

McElhenney, who plays Mac, apparently did it to fuel more of the show’s rude, dumb-and-dumber humor when Philadelphia returns in September. He posted a note on Facebook: “Fat Mac for Season 7?”
“It’s been disgusting to watch him go through with this adventure,” costar Charlie Day told the online site Screen Junkies. “We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety, but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier.”

Of course, a bunch of women are going to point out that, sure, it’s hilarious when a guy does it, but if an actress did the same thing, her career would be over and she’d become a social pariah. To which I say, yup, and if you try to change it, an angel gets raped. (Yes, I’m going to use that for everything.)

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