Amy Schumer was compelled to respond to a fan who decided to alter an image of her in a bikini.
A fan posted a now-deleted side-by-side image of the comedian, reports VT, with one of the images changed to make her appear thinner, with the caption: ‘So I think Amy looks great already but man does she look way better I’m [sic] my OPINION in the second photo.’
In a rare display, she directly responded to the post. Actually, she loves her body as is.
I disagree. I like how I really look. That’s my body. I love my body for being strong and healthy and sexy. I look like I’d give a good hug or have a drink with you. The other picture looks nice but it’s not me.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts as well. See, we’re both right.
This isn’t the first time the comedian has expressed a body positive agenda. When she appeared on the cover of InStyle magazine in 2017 wearing a white one-piece, it prompted swim suit designer Dana Duggan to say that Schumer shouldn’t wear a bathing suit. She had responded by saying that she had accepted her body already, and people needed to catch up.
I’m not like rolling around in bed going ‘Yaaas,’ but I think I can feel great. I can be feeling myself! Like I shot that InStyle cover and I was really feeling myself that day. I think that sort of acceptance... when I see myself in this movie, in a bathing suit, I’m fine. There’s nothing for me to get over. This is my body. This is my face. This is it. I don’t strive for this other version.
The fan who had FaceTuned her photo was suitably apologetic. They removed the photo and apologised profusely.
I’m sorry Amy! It was unfair to do that to you.
I didn’t think much about it when I first posted the pic. I’ve seen a lot of people photoshopping celebrities so I didn’t think mine would even be a blimp. I spent like 30 min making the photo and I should have never posted it! I’m glad people called out this post! That was a dick move on my end. Well all I can do is apologise, I’m sorry.
Schumer wanted to make it really clear that she loves her body, and in her Instagram story posted the before image, writing ‘Real ass me,’ and on the retouched photo, she wrote ‘boo.’
The fan took it on the chest though, and said they’re not posting on the account anymore, because ‘an idiotic person like me can become a better person.’