In 2016, in spite of multiple campaigns supported by celebrities in an attempt to win the final battle with body-shaming, many people are still inclined to think that the star who should bring Barbie to life in Sony’s movie should have a slim body and a picture-perfect face.
The real problem associated with this preference is that the body-shaming of women who are larger than the desirable size zero can be defined as a poisonous component of our culture, as The Guardian points out. Amy Schumer was forced to deal with this issue once again earlier this week, after new reports revealed she may be starring in Sony’s Barbie movie.
The public’s reactions triggered by this somewhat surprising news ranged from rejection to rejoice on most social media platforms, sparking an interesting conversation on body-shaming. Apparently, the thought that a well-known actress who can’t take pride in a doll-like silhouette may play Barbie is bothering more than a few people who took to social media to express their indignation.
In this context, Schumer doesn’t seem to be bothered by the new wave of criticism surrounding the speculations that she may star in the much-awaited Sony movie. In her opinion, the only real problem tied to her body features is rooted in the minds of those who are criticizing her for her weight.
“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,” explained Schumer on Instagram.
By the looks of it, the comedian doesn’t take this whole fat-shaming situation very seriously. On the contrary, she doesn’t let this issue affect her personally or professionally. To prove just how self-confident she really is, Schumer posted a picture of herself in a one-piece swimsuit, from her Hawaii vacation.
The photo was accompanied by a beautiful, empowering caption that does a great job at revealing what the “Trainwreck” star really thinks about her life, career, body, and relationship with her audience, including the “haters” who never seem to get tired of fat-shaming her.
Schumer’s monologue on social media also indicated that she sees a great sister, daughter, girlfriend and friend every single time she looks in the mirror. Through her message, the self-proclaimed “badass comic” who is writing movies and making movies suggests that the least flattering reactions from her audience won’t bring her down, or stop her from achieving the bold goals she has in mind.
In addition, Schumer thanked her public for making it evident why she would make a great choice for the Barbie role. In her opinion, the fat-shaming that she’s constantly exposed to reveals her strength and most notable accomplishments, while also underlining the poisonous elements of our culture, and prompting everyone to change them. As she continues to battle negativity in all its forms, the comedian urges her followers to fight for themselves too, embrace their flaws, and turn them into gold.