Amy Schumer is once again shutting down internet trolls for their ruthless body shaming tactics.
The 34-year-old comedian spent the weekend in Hawaii in a fun-filled beach getaway with her friend. While there, Schumer decided to take a dip in the ocean while wearing a black one-piece bathing suit, complete with a plunging neckline. A picture of Schumer was snapped and later shared, leading to a multitude of body shaming comments from internet trolls regarding her size and appearance.
When Amy caught wind of the comments, she decided to share the paparazzi picture on her personal Instagram account with her more than 4 million followers.
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“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,” Schumer captioned the photo that showed her frolicking about in the water. “This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!”
Unlike the original comments, the Trainwreck star received tons of support for her post.
“Beautiful strong body cherish it and nourish it,” one follower wrote. “Nothing to be taken for granted. I am writing this sitting next to my friend who had to learn to walk again after an accident with a neck fracture. Makes me glad to see you’re loving and appreciating the healthy body you have.”
“Thanks for being amazing, truly,” another Instagram user added. “You exemplify it’s not only ok – but f****** powerful to be funny and beautiful.”
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This isn’t the first time Amy Schumer has taken the opportunity to call out the internet trolls. In April, Schumer took on Glamour Magazine for including her in their “plus-size” edition in collaboration with Lane Bryant. While Schumer said she finds nothing wrong with being plus-size, she said the magazine didn’t ask her permission, and she does not fall in the plus-size category.
“I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women,” Amy wrote on Instagram at the time, along with a photo of the magazine page. “Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me.”
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“Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous,” she added.
A spokesperson for the magazine later issued a statement saying they never meant to upset or offend Schumer.
“First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too – which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year,” said the spokesperson. “The cover line on this special edition – which is aimed at women size 12 and up – simply says ‘Women Who Inspire Us,’ since we believe her passionate and vocal message of body positivity IS inspiring, as is the message of the many other women, of all sizes, featured. The edition did not describe her as plus-size. We are sorry if we offended her in any way.”
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