Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer is no stranger to controversy, with her personal brand of comedy being brash, sexual, and unafraid of offending its audience. Schumer’s continued success flies in the face of convention, where actresses who don’t look like supermodels tend to have a more difficult time getting work as anything other than the goofy, chubby friend or as the butt of the joke. Schumer, who isn’t petite, but also isn’t fat by any healthy standard, has dealt with labels throughout her career, but seems to be handling them with stride.
The latest comes via Today, who reports on Schumer taking to Instagram during her vacation over a photo of her in a one-piece bathing suit at the beach. The photo had originally drawn out trolls who were posting hurtful comments about Schumer and her body, which prompted her to fire back with a bit of a more positive message.
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. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!
Of course, she caps it off with another post of her with a downright adorable dog. Schumer has nothing to be ashamed of and her success is speaking for itself right now, with her message hopefully giving pause to anyone looking to insult someone online for how they look without deeper reflection.