Amy Schumer thanks Bar­bie trolls for hate­ful com­ments

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Amy Schumer has thanked trolls who at­tacked her cast­ing in a new 'Bar­bie' movie for prov­ing she is a "great" choice. The 35-year-old ac­tress is to play a char­ac­ter who is ex­pelled from Bar­bieland for fail­ing to live up to the per­fec­tion ex­pected of its res­i­dents and will set off on a jour­ney of self-dis­cov­ery in the up­com­ing live-ac­tion film, which based on the pop­u­lar Mat­tel doll fran­chise. The plot has been de­scribed as a "con­tem­po­rary spin on beauty, fem­i­nism and iden­tity", but de­spite this mes­sage Amy re­ceived an avalanche of crit­i­cism on Twit­ter from users who were an­gry the cur­va­ceous ac­tress was cast in the movie. Tak­ing to In­sta­gram on Tues­day night Amy wrote a lengthy post de­tail­ing how the crit­i­cism only helped to prove she is a "great choice" for the role. She wrote along­side a photo of her­self in a bathing suit: "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 s**t 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 (sic)" And Amy also pointed out that she can't be "fat shamed" by peo­ple if she knows she's "not fat", and isn't con­cerned by peo­ple's com­ments about her body. She posted: "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. (sic)"

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