Amy Schumer hits back at fat-shamers after Barbie outrage

  • 08/12/2016
Amy Schumer in a black swimsuit (
Amy Schumer in a black swimsuit (

Responding to online trolls outraged over reports she would play Barbie in a live-action movie, Amy Schumer has extended her deepest sympathy.

Recognising that the same people who have a problem with her portraying the iconic doll will probably also have a problem with seeing her in a swimsuit, that's exactly how the Trainwreck star chose to address them.

Schumer posted a lengthy response on Instagram, along with a photo of her at the beach in a black one-piece.

"Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand. I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice," she says.

"Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so. I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame?"

Meanwhile, Schumer hasn't elaborated on the health problems that meant she cancelled her shows in Australia and New Zealand this month.

She posted an message on Instagram apologising to her Aussie fans for their disappointment - but failed to mention the Kiwis who were hoping to attend her Auckland show.

Refunds are being offered to those who bought tickets to her December 17 Vector Arena show.