Is there anyone in Hollywood right now being as loud as Amy Schumer is about the double standards out there? It’s unlikely. In the span of a few months, Amy has pointed out the obvious — that in Hollywood, we can believe that someone like Adam Sandler could catch someone like Katie Holmes, but the Amy Schumers of the world aren’t being paired up with the Ryan Goslings of Hollywood.
It’s not just plus sized shaming that’s going on in Hollywood, but it’s also ageism too. Women who can’t defy the natural aging process are being weeded out for important roles. Schumer doesn’t touch on ageism in her chat with Glamour, but she does point out her imperfections; flaws that actresses are usually trying to cover up in a glam photo shoot rather than calling attention to them.
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Despite wanting love, because she’s famous, Schumer still has to be wary of potential suitors. “Now I have to wonder what people’s intentions are. And also, people think that I have more sex than I do. But you know what? I made a decision. I’m gonna do this anyway. I’m gonna keep speaking up and creating all this work. I could have roped it in and hopefully found a mate. But I made a decision. And it does feel like sometimes it’s a sacrifice for my love life and social life.”
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This isn’t the only time she’s been candid with Glamour. In fact, her Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards speech made headlines when the comedian said, “I’m probably like 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d–k whenever I want.”
Although she got attention from her speech, Amy is not apologizing for her powerful and brassy approach. “I think it’s good to see somebody saying, ‘I have a belly, and I have cellulite, and I still deserve love—and to catch the old D. And to not apologize.'”
Schumer continued this line of thought in an interview with Glamour, “If a guy was like, ‘I can get p—y whenever I want,’ that guy would be a d–khead. But to deny that there’s a major difference is ridiculous. For women, we’re taught to eat less until we disappear. And trained to believe that if you don’t look like everyone else, then you’re unlovable. And men are not trained that way.”
For some video evidence of Amy slamming down the double standard we currently have going on, take a look at her very funny One Direction parody video.
Amy Schumer’s film Trainwreck, which she wrote, comes out in theaters on July 17.
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