Why Amy Schumer’s Recent Instagram Post Is Seriously Upsetting

Our favorite funny girl Amy Schumer is understandably exhausted by the incessant chatter around her very normal figure. Not long ago, she called out Glamour Magazine for including her in its plus-size issue without her consent (she’s a size 6-8). Today, after internet trolls responded with overwhelming negativity to shots of Amy enjoying vacation with her boyfriend in a bathing suit, the comedian posted one of the paparazzi photos in question to Instagram with a caption which read, “‘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!”

We love that she’s able to keep some of her signature humor in the face of all this negativity, but we wish she didn’t have to pen posts like this at all. We agree with Amy’s assessment of her body, and we wish that people would spend time commenting on her art instead of her appearance. There is no way a male comedian would be so incessantly harassed for his appearance, and we think it’s time for this bullying to stop.

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