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Amy Schumer Responds to 'I Feel Pretty' Backlash

Amy Schumer Responds to 'I Feel Pretty' Backlash

Amy Schumer has received some backlash to her upcoming film I Feel Pretty, which some believe to be perpetuating negative body image stereotypes.

“But, you know, there was a backlash to the trailer, and that was kind of disappointing. Even then, though, I understood it, and knew that the film wasn’t about what they thought it was about. I just wished they could see it,” Amy told Vulture. “There’s been a lot of projection. I heard a lot of, ‘She doesn’t have a right to feel bad about herself because she looks however she looks.; But first off, it’s not about an ugly troll becoming beautiful, it’s about a woman who has low self-esteem finding some. Everyone’s got a right to feel that feeling, regardless of their appearance. We all struggle with self-esteem. I certainly have. Your friends who you think are so beautiful, they could be struggling too. You want them to see themselves the way you see them, but it’s not our place to say who should be allowed to have low self-esteem.”

Amy continued, “But this projection, yeah: I heard the comment, ‘Why does she have to think of herself as skinny?; a lot. But you never see how I see myself! That’s a guess, that Renee thinks of herself as skinny. In the scene after the head injury, the assumption is that the woman I see when I look in the mirror is skinny, but I’m just seeing my same self and perceiving my body as beautiful. She doesn’t say, “I’m so thin!” She just says that she’s amazed by her jawline, and her boobs, and her ass. If anything, that sounds like a more voluptuous woman to me.

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  • philthy alfred

    She doesn’t get it.People HATE HER BLOATED ASS she’s a nasty piece of human garbage who should have moved to Canada as she promised.

    This movie will lose MILLIONS.

  • Angelette Holtrust

    No one wants to see it because she has no talent, other than being a bitter liberal

  • Casey C

    when will studios get it – nobody likes this idiot. i cringed all through the trailer, it was god-awful. maybe MAYBE the movie had decent intentions and maybe with another actress (ie one that could act) it could have worked, but the subject combined with Schumer…AWFUL

  • Mikeyyy

    Honestly, you guys are just a bunch of haters. I LOVE Amy i think she is hilarious. Instead of you guys spreading so much hate go look in the mirror and find out why you guys are truly miserable.

  • Ram

    its weird. I didnt even know about this movie, then i see a bunch of articles around talking about the backlash. so I watched the trailer and…Im confused what the Backlash is. it looks like it has a positive message – that confidence can actually make somebody more attractive than just looks & no confidence? like…it seems to be pro-confidence regardless of looks…I cant see how that is a bad thing for anybody

  • Alric the Red

    I never thought that being slightly overweight made one the target of so much derision and hate.

    Think about, you stupid slug, what you’re revealing about yourself, in cyberspace, as this lowlife creature, unsophisticated, with nothing to see by not smart enough to realize it, so you’re going to say something anyway.