Amy Schumer Has 2 Grammy Nominations and 0 Time for Internet Trolls

amy schumer shutterstock_394798405Amy Schumer is, by every standard, killing it. Trainwreck was one of the best comedy movies of 2015. She’s about to play the title character in Barbie– yes, that Barbie. She’s sold out Madison Square Garden and countless other arenas. Madonna opened for her. She has 10 Primetime Emmy nominations, including one win. She’s also been nominated for two Grammy awards this year, for the reading of her audiobook The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, and her comedy album Live at the Apollo.

As we said, killing it. Unfortunately, she still has to deal with her fair share of body shamers and trolls, who she addressed today in an Instagram post.

Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. 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? It’s not there. It’s an illusion. When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I’m a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I’m fearless like you can be. 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. It’s that kind of response that let’s you know something’s wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it. Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can’t hear them because we are getting shit done. I am proud to lead by example. “I say if I’m beautiful, I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will” #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo

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“Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game?” she asked.

She continued, saying “Where’s the shame? It’s not there. It’s an illusion. When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im a great friend, sister, daughter and girlfriend. I’m a badass comic headlining arenas all over the world and making tv and movies and writing books where I lay it all out there and I’m fearless like you can be.”

She goes on to say that she feels “sympathy” for her trolls, because they are “in more pain than we will ever understand.” She also said to those who have been bullied, “I am out there fighting for you, for us.”

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