Amy Schumer is Barbie. Think about why that surprises you Image: Facebook
"I have a belly and I have cellulite and I still deserve love," says Amy Schumer the actor-comedian who has been cast to play Barbie in a live action comedy flick. Schumer's relentless rantings against body-shaming standards finally have a direction and you need to be heading that way.
The casting of a post-30 "plus-size (as obnoxious as the word is)" sexist-slamming, blunt-as-hell comedian as the most generic stereotype of female allure is a call against the ridiculousness that are the standards of popular beauty.
Though Sony's casting choice is not really a breakthrough, as they too are upholding an ugly duckling story by starring the comedian. Schumer plays a Barbie who quickly realises she doesn't fit inside a regular Barbie world and is ousted from the community for being different. Why can't she play a regular Barbie, you ask? We ask the same question.
It doesn't matter if you are a doctor, a designer, a cop or a construction worker, a Barbie (read a woman) needs to have specific bodily measures. And not adhering to those measures will bring out the body-shamers from their unholy covens. Don't believe us? Take a look
Look at this genius for instance
So @amyschumer's gunna play a FAT Barbie with a gut and two chins and a pie fetish— CNN Is HitlerMaximus (@NolteNC) December 3, 2016
Or this one
Amy Schumer getting the role of Barbie means my dream of playing The Rock is still alive!— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) December 3, 2016
This person is what is wrong with this world.
Amy Schumer was cast as Barbie's fat, loud mouth nemesis right? No? SHE is playing Barbie? hahaha! Is this a horror film?— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 2, 2016
Oh look, a sarcastic body-shamer.
I'm annoyed that the role of Barbie went to Amy Schumer rather than say, Idris Elba.— Godfrey Elfwick (@GodfreyElfwick) December 2, 2016
This person has included 'fat' in his dictionary of 'things which are useless'
@GodfreyElfwick "Barbie Goes to Fat Camp" starring Amy Schumer.— Buck Buckelson (@BuckyBuckBuck1) December 2, 2016
This one doesn't play around.
Amy Schumer's in talks to start in a Barbie movie. It's like the writers of 2016 have killed themselves and the apes are running things now— William West (@williambwest) December 2, 2016
Donald Trump, is that you?
Wow. Just wow.
Witness a stuck-up mind up-close.
@amyschumer is way too fat to play Barbie. Maybe she could play 3 Barbies— Sandro Silva (@SandroMacul) December 3, 2016
So raise a glass of your full-fat hot chocolate and welcome the awesomeness that is Amy 'cellulite Barbie' Schumer.