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

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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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.

"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."

Amy Schumer at a GQ event in 2015.
Amy Schumer at a GQ event in 2015. Mike Windle / Getty Images

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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."

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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