The public reaction to Amy Schumer playing 'Barbie' is disgraceful

Publish Date
Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 10:58AM
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Photo / Getty Images / Instagram

On Friday, news broke that Amy Schumer is in talks to star in Sony’s upcoming 'Barbie' film and we are super excited! The live-action feature will follow Schumer as a version of the Mattel doll who just doesn’t fit into the uniform perfection in Barbieland, and is expelled to the real world according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The film is scheduled for release in the summer of 2018 and would be rated PG according to the site. It coincides with Mattel's recent efforts to smash the stereotypes of the perfect Barbie; in January this year, they released three new dolls — tall, petite, and curvy. Plus, last month the company released a Barbie doll inspired by prominent plus-sized model Ashley Graham.

However, as we have come to expect, the Internet wasted no time in bringing out the body-shaming in regards to Schumer's casting.


Amy has made no comment at this stage. We are totally behind this casting for Barbie and luckily there are other people who feel the same:


We can't wait to see it!