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Amy Schumer calls out fat-shaming critics

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 08:09:11-05

Amy Schumer calls out critics who say she isn't thin enough to play Barbie in an upcoming live-action film.

The Towson University alumna is reportedly in talks to play the lead role of a film in which the main character gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough, before setting off on a real-life adventure.

Schumer posted a photo of herself in a bikini to her Instagram page in response to comments saying she's "too fat" to play the role of Barbie.

One tweet read, "Hahahahahahah @amyschumer as Barbie? Shamu would be a much better fit."

The comedian didn't let the comments get her down.

"Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon," she said in the post.

 

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

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The backlash is proof that the concept of Barbie needs to be challenged.

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