ByJancy Richardson, writer at
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

Comedian Amy Schumer has been cast in the title role the Barbie movie and some people cannot handle the thought of a woman who's not stick-thin playing Barbie. Still, Schumer dealt with the wave of nastiness and fat-shaming like a pro: with a proud bikini pic and a message aiming high:

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"

See also:

It's always pointless to mock people online for supposed body flaws, but it's particularly redundant to try to upset someone who's clearly way happier with herself than the legions of tragic trolls. This is a girl who can take a comment that she looks like Chris Jericho and roll with it.

Anyway, enough time on the haters: here's a lovely clip of Amy Schumer and Tilda Swinton being fab:


Does Barbie have to be super thin?


Latest from our Creators