Amy Schumer Speaks Out After Getting Body Shamed: 'I Am Strong and Proud of How I Live My Life'
Amy Schumer breaks her silence after people body shamed her at the news that the actress may play Barbie in a live-action movie
The comedian and actress is speaking out after the news that she may play Barbie in a live-action movie sparked backlash online from people who said she was too “fat” for the role.
“Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don’t think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love,” Schumer, 35, writes on Instagram.
“When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I’m a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I’m fearless like you can be.”
She adds that the negative response to her possible casting proves that she is making a difference.
“Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand,” she says. “I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice. It’s that kind of response that let’s you know something’s wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it.”
“Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too!” she says. “We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can’t hear them because we are getting s— done.”
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This isn’t the first time Schumer felt the need to speak out against body shaming — she posted about getting attacked for her shape during a Hawaiian vacation where she was photographed in a bathing suit by paparazzi.
“I meant to write ‘good morning trolls!’ ” she captioned the photo. “I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you’ve never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone.”
“This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!”
Schumer — who is currently performing stand-up worldwide — was nominated for two Grammy awards Tuesday morning for best spoken word album and best comedy album.