Poor Amy Schumer has been fighting off weight critics for a while now. It started a few months ago when Glamour Magazine released an edition that included her in a list of “plus-sized women”. And holy skinny cow did she get pissed about that. In now time the prevailing sentiment on the internet was both “Amy Schumer is a healthy weight” and “Amy Schumer could stand to lose some weight.”
But she definitely stepped on a few toes when she rejected being called “plus-sized” though she later stated that she was proud of “other plus-sized women”. It was a very awkward moment for everybody involved.
It's sad that Amy Schumer + Lena Dunham reject being called "plus sized", cos I'm sure a lot of plus sized girls/women look up to them. 🙁
— Diana Death (@TheeDianaDeath) May 17, 2016
— ◢ M I K E D I V A ◣ (@Mikediva) May 19, 2016
Recently she fired back at the haters with this post on Instagram. The comedian gave the simplest and most effective rebuttal possible, which was simply to state “I feel happy”.
I meant to write "good morning trolls!" I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you've never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!
But really we don’t care that much is Amy Schumer is a healthy weight or if she’s skinny. She’s a comedian. She’s supposed to make us laugh. Let the doctors tell us how much we’re supposed to weigh.
Amy Schumer bashes Taylor Swift for "thigh gap" but it's alright as long as it's fat women making fun of skinny women, right?
— SKIRT (@talktoskirt) May 2, 2016
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