Amy Schumer Confronts Body Shamers After Swimsuit Picture Goes Viral

If there’s anything Amy Schumer knows how to do, it’s slamming down body shamers and promoting a positive perspective on body health. Recently, Amy Schumer addressed Internet trolls after a swimsuit photo surfaced. After Schumer’s photo hit the Internet, people immediately flocked to take down the comedian.

The photo was of Schumer walking along the beach in a one piece bathing suit. A photo that she did not take herself, but was snapped by a paparazzi. The comedian decided to take to Instagram to address the haters immediately. She reposted the photo with the following caption.

“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 continued.

“This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda.”

Over the last few days Schumer has been vacationing in Hawaii with her boyfriend and shared a photo of the happy couple with a classic Schumer caption.


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As for taking down body shamers, this isn’t the first time Amy has addressed body issues using her Instagram. A few weeks ago, Schumer addressed a label she didn’t exactly agree with that Glamour used while featuring her name on their cover. Under the heading “Chic at Any Size,” Schumer was lumped in with plus size model Ashley Graham and actress Melissa McCarthy. Schumer took to Instagram and said, “I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. 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. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”

Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, responded to the note after it went viral. In an interview with Nightline, Leive said, “I don’t believe that Amy Schumer is plus-size. That’s not a term that I love. The cover line says, ‘Women who inspire us’ and we felt the audience for this special edition would be inspired by her completely hilarious and constant consistent message of body positivity.”

She continued in her apology.

“I’m certainly sorry that she didn’t like being named on the cover and I’m sorry that she wishes her piece hadn’t been included but I’m confident that the message of the issue, which is that there are great clothes out there for all of us, is one that will resonate with our readers.”

The last time Amy Schumer took someone up to task on Instagram it was a fan who tried to snap her picture while she was out and about. Because of the man’s aggressive actions, Schumer said that she will no longer take photos with fans. At the time she took a photo of the man and captioned it with.

“This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s**t out of me. Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said ‘no it’s America and we paid for you’ this was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take picture with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville.”

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