Amy Schumer’s inspired response to body-shaming designer
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Amy Marie is a 36-year-old dancer and model from California who knows her worth, a quality that is evident in her brilliant riposte to a body-shaming designer. She’s been dancing since she was three years old, but was almost thrown off her passion entirely by cruel comments when she was 10. As a child Amy was regularly cast as the ‘bigger’ characters in productions, such as the horse in The Nutcracker, and had to put up with specially made costumes that weren’t as fancy as the other dancers’. She battled constant criticism – from other children who told her she was ‘too big’ to be a ballerina and from her dance instructor, who told her she needed to shed two stone.
It’s not the first time Amy has become embroiled in negativity over her body.”Is it fat-shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don’t think so. 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. Where’s the shame? It’s not there. It’s an illusion,” she wrote.”Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support and again my deepest sympathy goes out to the trolls who are in more pain than we will ever understand,” she continued. “I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice. It’s that kind of response that let’s you know something’s wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it.”
Sources: Shape.com, Metro.UK, Brut(Facebook Page)