Amy Schumer Gets Candid in NSFW Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech: 'I'm Not Going to Apologize for Who I Am'
Amy Schumer tells it like it is.
The 34-year-old comedian gave an inspiring – and potty-mouthed – acceptance speech after taking home the trailblazer of the year award at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday, during which she talked about learning to never apologize for who she is.
The Comedy Central star kicked off her spiel by speaking candidly about her weight and assuring that she still can snag a dude. Although she worded it in a distinctly Schumer-style way.
“I’m probably like 160 lbs. right now, and I can catch a d— whenever I want. It’s not a problem. It’s not a problem,” she said, striking up major cheers from the audience.
Schumer went on to recall times growing up when she felt she lost track of her own self-confidence and had to find herself again.
Prefacing her point with a funny memory of a college hookup, she said: “I told that story just about, like, losing your self-esteem and then finding it. And no, I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m going to actually love the skin that I’m in. I’m not gonna be striving for some other version of myself.”
Another thing she has embraced? Being a not-so-cookie-cutter woman.
“Yeah, I make fun of women’s magazines a lot. They’re great fodder, and some just make you feel bad for just being born with a p—-.”
Schumer wrapped up her NSFW speech with a shout-out to another female all-star, 69-year-old actress Goldie Hawn, “who I just have loved and has made me laugh so much,” she said.
She added, “And to be that beautiful, and vulnerable, and f—— hilarious and a boss, it’s just been so inspiring.”
“Okay, yeah, I feel like I’ve burned all the bridges possible. Thank you so much,” Schumer said at the end of her speech.
The writer-actress has caught the attention of some comedy veterans in Hollywood, including Tina Fey. At the Peabody Awards on Sunday, the Saturday Night Live personality, 45, presented Schumer with a win, and told the crowd that the young star is “killing it, as the agents like to say.”
Fey went on, “Usually they are lying. But in this case it is true. Amy is killing it. She is the biggest deal in comedy right now.”