You can call Amy Schumer a lot of things but shy isn't one of them. The 36-year-old star has always been candid about her body shamers, body positivity, and her recent weight loss. And (in classic Amy fashion) she uses comedy as a way to get her message through to people. She even admitted on her new Netflix special — Amy Schumer: The Leather Special — that when she first started her career she was told that she had to lose weight.
"I’m what Hollywood calls very fat,” the comedian explained in her special. "Before I did anything, somebody like explained to me, 'Just so you know, Amy, no pressure, but if you weigh over 140 pounds, it will hurt people’s eyes. And I was like [‘Okay.’] I just bought it. I was like, ‘Okay, I’m new to town. So I lost weight.'"
But, she admitted that she will never listen to someone else's opinion about her body again. “I look very stupid skinny. My dumb head stays the same size but then my body, like, shrivels and just look like a, like a Thanksgiving Day parade [balloon] of Tonya Harding,” she continued. "Nobody likes it. It’s not cute on me."
Now, Amy focuses more on what she thinks about her body and her fans are loving her for it. She recently posted the photo above to Instagram with DJ Khaled and fans love her new look. "You look amazing in that dress," one fan commented, while another added, "You look amazing girl! Funny and hot- you are living your best life!"
We couldn't agree more and we're happy Amy is finally saying "f–k you" to the haters and taking back the narrative on her body. "The other day, somebody tweeted about me, ‘Amy Schumer’s body looks like a bag of mashed potatoes,’” she said on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “And I was like, OK, now I need mashed potatoes. And I had them!”