Amy Schumer responds to online trolling: ‘They’re mad I’m not prettier’

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Amy Schumer often faces online trolling, and she seems to have a clear understanding of why. During a recent appearance on Amanda Hirsch’s “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast, the 42-year-old comedian suggested that internet trolls target her because they dislike her appearance.

“I think they’re mad that I’m not thinner. I think they’re mad I’m not prettier and that I still feel like I have a right to speak,” Schumer said. “And I think that they don’t want any women to speak,” she continued, asking, “What woman has ever opened her mouth and not been torn to shreds?”

Amy Schumer called out her trolls on Instagram

The ‘I Feel Pretty’ star didn’t shy away from calling out online haters who criticized her appearance. In a recent discussion, she noted how these individuals feel “very comfortable s–tting” on her and express “a lot of passion” in talking about her. “I could focus on that and it doesn’t feel good when the whole internet’s mad at you,” Schumer declared. “Don’t get me wrong — it does not feel good and I don’t wish that on anyone if they don’t deserve it.”

When questioned about whether she’s developed thick skin, the actress explained that after enjoying a successful Hollywood career for many years, she’s become accustomed to criticism. “It’s been a long time people have been coming for me,” Schumer said. “So yeah, it’s just about how I’m feeling about myself.” Despite the negativity, she expressed her hope that she’s “getting better at navigating” online criticism.


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Schumer slammed trolls for commenting on her appearance

Not long before, Schumer took to social media to address trolls who commented on her face appearing “puffier.” She wrote, “Thank you so much for everyone’s input about my face! I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right it is puffier than normal right now.”

Schumer candidly disclosed that she’s dealing with “medical and hormonal things” and stressed the difference in scrutinizing women’s appearances and men’s.

“I also believe a woman doesn’t need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation,” Schumer explained. “But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self love and acceptance of the skin you’re in.” She went on, “Like every other women/person some days I feel confident and good as hell and others I want to put a bag over my head.” She added that regardless of what her critics think, she feels “strong and beautiful.”