Amy Schumer Doesn’t Care If You Don’t Want Her to Be in the Live-Action Barbie Movie
No shame in the game! Amy Schumer has no time for internet trolls criticizing her body.
Amid rumors that the comedienne is in talks to star in the live-action Barbie movie, she hit back ay naysayers who believe she doesn’t look the part of the iconic doll. On the same day, it was announced that Schumer has been nominated for two Grammys, she took to her Instagram to respond to the body-shaming backlash.
Sharing a photo of herself in a swimsuit, the 35-year-old mused, “Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game?”
“Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon,” she wrote in the caption. “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. I’m 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 continued. “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.'”
Schumer also noted that the criticism she’s facing only furthers the argument that Barbie should have a realistic body in the flick. After all, even Mattel is making the toy in all shapes and figures.
“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,” the Trainwreck star wrote. “Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us.”
As previously reported, Barbie will be a fish-out-of-water tale in which the titular character is cast out of Barbieland because she’s not perfect enough. While struggling through the real world, Barbie discovers that true beauty comes from within.
Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, are said to be adding their own unique edge to the script while the actress’ contract is being hammered out.
Barbie is tentatively scheduled for a big summer release in 2018.