Amy Schumer Stands Up to Body Shamers with a Series of Bikini Photos
After a swimsuit designer shamed the actress and comedian for posing proudly in a bathing suit, the actress and comedian clapped back.
After a designer called out Amy Schumer for being 'too fat' to wear a bathing suit on a recent magazine cover, the actress and comedian responded over the weekend in the best way possible. Amy posted eight pictures of herself in a slew of bikinis to her Instagram story while living her best life paddleboarding, hanging on a boat, and walking on the beach. "I feel great," she wrote. "No haters can f with my baseline."
Her posts came after designer Dana Duggan posted a comment about the May 2017 cover of InStyle, which features Schumer wearing a one-piece swimsuit while floating in a pool.
"Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover?" Duggan wrote on InStyle's Instagram. "Not everyone should be in a swimsuit," followed by a vomit emoji.
Duggan's body-shaming comment is actually quite ironic considering she designs swimsuits-presumably for women who come in many different sizes and shapes.
Duggan defended her remarks telling The Huffington Post: "I appreciate the free press. It's called freedom of speech. I can have my opinion, and you can have yours. I'm tired of the media and publications trying to push the fat agenda. It's not healthy, and it's not pretty. What is wrong with featuring healthy and fit cover models?" Come again??
Luckily, commenters quickly came to Amy's defense, calling out the designer for her body-shaming. "@southshoreswimwear not everyone should be in a swimsuit?! Swimwear is not just for women who are a size 2!" one commenter wrote. YES-although we hope one day soon this no longer needs to be said.
Unfortunately for Schumer, this isn't the first time she's been at the receiving end of body criticism.Recently, she was shamed by Twitter trolls who thought she wasn't skinny enough to play Barbie in a new live-action remake.
Despite all the haters, Schumer has consistently discussed her body openly, while calling out Hollywood's unrealistic standards of beauty. And whether you're a fan of her comedy or not, we can all agree that's something she deserves a ton of credit for.