A Barbie film in which the iconic doll is hauled in for a major makeover (read: farewell ridiculous proportions and hello individuality and substance) and features a plot that offers a “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity” – who doesn’t want that?
Yet surprise, surprise, Internet trolls didn’t hesitate to take issue with Amy Schumer’s attachment to the lead role, spewing forth a series of body shaming bile after her possible casting as Barbie was announced.
But as we all know, Amy Schumer always has the last laugh – in fact, she’s built her whole damn career on it, and she’s always happy to take down the trolls, both on and off the internet.
Her response to the critics? "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.
"When I look in the mirror I know who I am. 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."
In her Instagram post, Amy also featured a throwback photo where she was seen wearing a blue one-piece bathing suit while on vacation with boyfriend Ben Hanisch.
At the time, the star comedian slammed haters who criticized her beach body and proudly said she felt "strong and healthy."
"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," she wrote. "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!"
Barbie should be proud.