Amy Schumer says trolls are mad she's not 'prettier and thinner' following cruel comments over her face

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By stefan armitage

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Amy Schumer has hit back at trolls who made fun of her "puffier" face during recent TV appearances.

The comedian and actress recently found herself making headlines after her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon sparked a wave of negative comments about her physical appearance.

Have a look at a clip of Schumer's appearance on The Tonight Show:

Despite Schumer's appearance being intended to promote the new season of her series Life & Beth, online users seemed more fixated on her facial appearance, describing it as "puffier" and "swollen." In response to the ongoing chatter about her appearance, Schumer took to Instagram to address the issue head-on.

"Thank you so much for everyone's input about my face," Schumer sarcastically began her post, acknowledging the scrutiny surrounding her appearance. She candidly shared that her face appeared "puffier than normal," attributing the changes to her battle with endometriosis, a condition she has bravely spoken about in the past.

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Schumer has spoken out about the scrutiny she receives. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

"I have endometriosis an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about. There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I’m okay," she said, before adding: "Historically women’s bodies have barely been studied medically compared to men."

"I also believe a woman doesn't need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation. But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self-love and acceptance of the skin you're in," Schumer wrote, urging her followers to prioritize self-acceptance over societal beauty standards.

But after the scrutiny continued, the 42-year-old I Feel Pretty actress spoke further about the hurtful comments she often receives during her recent appearance on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast.

"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 of her critics - highlighting the pervasive misogyny underlying much of the scrutiny directed at her. "I think that they don't want any woman to speak - I mean, what woman has ever opened her mouth and not been torn to shreds?"

Although she admitted that she has been able to develop a "thick skin" over years of being in the public eye, Schumer emphasized the toll that incessant online criticism can take on one's mental well-being - adding that she finds it hard to ignore those who "feel very comfortable s***ing on her".

Schumer acknowledged the difficulty of remaining resilient in the face of relentless criticism. "I could focus on that and it doesn't feel good when the whole internet's mad at you," Schumer admitted, underscoring the importance of empathy and kindness in online interactions.

Featured image credit: Cindy Ord/Getty

Amy Schumer says trolls are mad she's not 'prettier and thinner' following cruel comments over her face

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By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Amy Schumer has hit back at trolls who made fun of her "puffier" face during recent TV appearances.

The comedian and actress recently found herself making headlines after her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon sparked a wave of negative comments about her physical appearance.

Have a look at a clip of Schumer's appearance on The Tonight Show:

Despite Schumer's appearance being intended to promote the new season of her series Life & Beth, online users seemed more fixated on her facial appearance, describing it as "puffier" and "swollen." In response to the ongoing chatter about her appearance, Schumer took to Instagram to address the issue head-on.

"Thank you so much for everyone's input about my face," Schumer sarcastically began her post, acknowledging the scrutiny surrounding her appearance. She candidly shared that her face appeared "puffier than normal," attributing the changes to her battle with endometriosis, a condition she has bravely spoken about in the past.

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Schumer has spoken out about the scrutiny she receives. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

"I have endometriosis an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about. There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I’m okay," she said, before adding: "Historically women’s bodies have barely been studied medically compared to men."

"I also believe a woman doesn't need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation. But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self-love and acceptance of the skin you're in," Schumer wrote, urging her followers to prioritize self-acceptance over societal beauty standards.

But after the scrutiny continued, the 42-year-old I Feel Pretty actress spoke further about the hurtful comments she often receives during her recent appearance on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast.

"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 of her critics - highlighting the pervasive misogyny underlying much of the scrutiny directed at her. "I think that they don't want any woman to speak - I mean, what woman has ever opened her mouth and not been torn to shreds?"

Although she admitted that she has been able to develop a "thick skin" over years of being in the public eye, Schumer emphasized the toll that incessant online criticism can take on one's mental well-being - adding that she finds it hard to ignore those who "feel very comfortable s***ing on her".

Schumer acknowledged the difficulty of remaining resilient in the face of relentless criticism. "I could focus on that and it doesn't feel good when the whole internet's mad at you," Schumer admitted, underscoring the importance of empathy and kindness in online interactions.

Featured image credit: Cindy Ord/Getty