Amy Schumer Blasts Critics Of Her ‘Barbie’ Casting In Live-Action Film

Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock

By now, everyone knows that Amy Schumer isn’t going to just let a bunch of body shaming trolls criticize her and not say anything back.

The 35-year-old comedienne and actress took to her social media to respond to the many critics who called her “too fat” to play the iconic doll Barbie when it was announced she was the frontrunner for the role in a live-action film.

On Tuesday, December 6, Schumer took to her Instagram to post a photo of herself in a black swimsuit on the beach, and posted a lengthy and powerful message along with it. “Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon,” she began.

“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 people I love. Where’s the same? It’s not there. It’s an illusion.” She went on, “When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I’m a badass comic headling 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.”

Schumer added that she appreciates the fans who have stood by her and had some words for the “trolls” as well. “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. 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! 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 shit done. I am proud to lead by example. ”I say if I’m beautiful, I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will”#thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo”

Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. 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. Where’s the shame? It’s not there. It’s an illusion. 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. 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. 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! 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 shit done. I am proud to lead by example. “I say if I’m beautiful, I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will” #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo

A photo posted by @amyschumer on

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