'I look in the mirror and I know who I am': Amy Schumer hits back (again) at body-shamers after Barbie backlash on Ellen DeGeneres Show
Amy Schumer is over the trolls.
The 35-year-old comic, appearing on Monday's edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, spoke about her recent Instagram post in which she reinforced her self-esteem amid a torrent of trolling linked to reports that she might be playing Barbie in a Sony adaptation based on the Mattel line.
Ellen complimented the Trainwreck actress on how she handled the situation, and Schumer explained the course of events that led to her insightful post.
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Here's Amy! Schumer, 35, was a fan favorite with Ellen's audience as she explained how she's in a place where she won't let her self-esteem fall prey to online trolls
Still smiling: Schumer said she's brushed off constant criticism about her weight throughout her career
Stocking stuffer: Amy appeared to promote her New York Times bestselling book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
'There was an announcement I might star in this movie playing - I wont say the name, but it rhymes with Shmarbie,' she said, noting that it's not her first rodeo when it comes to handling online strangers with mean-spirited, hateful messages.
'A bunch of times throughout my career, people have been like, "You’re too fat," or just, I’ve been, you know, bullied,' the Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo author said. 'And what’s cool is, from being in the public eye for this long, is ... first of all, you build up a thicker skin from it and then you’re like, "Wait a minute - no! I look in the mirror and I know who I am and I feel beautiful and I feel strong and sexy.
'And it doesn’t matter,' she said, receiving a rousing ovation from the audience.
New friend: Ellen, knowing how the Trainwreck star is big on stuffed animals, gifted Amy with an adorable doll with a kid's face
Sliding toward the new year: Schumer has had a banner 2016 in her career, and looks to keep things going strong into the coming year
The star of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer said she believes that her digital tormentors do not have the positive self-esteem she possesses.
'The people I think online trolling,' she said, 'are in more pain that we can possible imagine.'
In the vivid post, accompanied by a shot of her in a swimsuit, Schumer said she overlooks the negative vibes sent her way, and focuses on the things she's most proud of.
Plaudits: Ellen complimented Schumer on her insightful Instagram post, calling it 'amazing'
Can't hear the haters: Amy told Ellen that no matter what the trolls say, her self-esteem is intact: 'I look in the mirror and I know who I am and I feel beautiful and I feel strong and sexy'
Strong: Schumer refuses to let bitter commentators toiling in digital anonymity ruin her day
'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,' she said. 'I'm 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.'
In the emotional message, Schumer vowed to fight bullies and encouraged her followers to reject their message as well.
Another reason to be happy: Schumer told Ellen she and boyfriend Ben Hanisch recently celebrated their one-year anniversary
'They can scream as loud as they want,' she said. 'We can't hear them because we are getting s--- done. I am proud to lead by example.'
Schumer told Ellen that the obsession and scrutiny towards a woman's physical appearance 'never stops,' and it's critical women find comfort in their own skin.
'For women of all ages there’s no one too young or too old to understand,' she said. 'It really has to be about knowing who you are. And like everyday I look in the mirror and I’m like, “I can work with this b----.”'
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