Amy Schumer Responds to Backlash Over Barbie Movie Role

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Amy Schumer attends The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Amy Schumer has a message for the haters who think she’s unfit to play Barbie. The comedian and actress has reportedly been negotiating with Mattel about channeling the iconic doll for an upcoming film, which has resulted in some not-so-nice feedback. Several critics were shaming Schumer's body type and even contrasting her figure to Barbie’s image -- but she wasn't going to take it.

“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…”, Schumer expressed via Instagram.

“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.”

Schumer thanked her fans saying “Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support." She also gave a shout-out to those who weren't supportive, following up with "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 [for the Barbie role]. 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.”


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