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Amy Schumer fires back at haters after Barbie movie buzz: 'I am strong and proud'

Amy Schumer has a message to anyone who wants to shame her for not having a body like Barbie: Back off!

Earlier this week, when reports revealed that Schumer is in talks for a live-action take on Mattel's leading lady, reactions ranged from rejoice to rejection — with some on social media voicing excitement and others criticizing the Emmy-nominated comedian for not having doll-like dimensions.

But according to Schumer, the only problem with her body exists in the minds of those who are trying to shame her over it.

Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. 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. When I look in the mirror I know who I am. Im 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. 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. 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. Anyone who has ever been bullied or felt bad about yourself I am out there fighting for you, for us. And I want you to fight for yourself too! We need to laugh at the haters and sympathize with them. They can scream as loud as they want. We can't hear them because we are getting shit done. I am proud to lead by example. "I say if I'm beautiful, I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will" #thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo

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"Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so," she wrote in powerful post on Instagram.

"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."

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Amy Schumer at a GQ event in 2015.

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For those who refuse to see what's really there, Schumer described it.

"When I look in the mirror I know who I am," 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."

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She offered thanks those who've supported her and cheered the Barbie buzz — and to her "haters," too.

"I want to thank them for making it so evident that I am a great choice (for the role)," Schumer explained. "It's that kind of response that lets you know something's wrong with our culture and we all need to work together to change it."

The "Trainwreck" star vowed to continue fighting against the negativity, and urged her followers to "fight for yourself too!"

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Schumer paired her message alongside a photo of herself in a one-piece swimsuit from her summer vacation in Hawaii — and it's not the first time she's shared that shot.

Back in May, following another wave of body bashing, she told critics, "This is how I look. I feel happy."

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