The disgusting underbelly of the internet came out in full force on Friday evening when it was released that comedian Amy Schumer was being considered for the live-action version of a Barbie movie.
Deadline reports that Schumer will rewrite the script with her sister to be a more empowering film that can inspire girls.
Schumer will go “on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in one self, free of trying to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection.”
Male internet trolls took the news of the empowering message as a cue to body-shame the actress.
Amy Schumer as Barbie is only slightly less ridiculous than Dan Savage as an advice columnist.
— Jake Bradford (@jake_bradford_1) December 3, 2016
— Sean Murphy 🇺🇸 (@SPMurphy67) December 2, 2016
Amy Schumer as Barbie? Too many WTFs. What's next? Rosie ODonnel as Betty Rubble? Oh wait…
— Deplorable Browns (@BrownsFTW1) December 3, 2016
Now that Amy Schumer is playing Barbie I'm more confident that my dream can come true of seeing Kathy Bates as the next Spiderman.
— TJ Ross (@TJRossTX) December 3, 2016
Amy Schumer piglet as Barbie? Who's going to play Ken? Michael Moore? #tcot
— ┌П┐(•_•) (@exposeliberals) December 3, 2016
Amy Schumer gonna play Barbie?….guess they wanted to start a new Skanky Barbie collection #Barbie
— A Man Called James✌ (@James_TheMan) December 3, 2016
Amy Schumer was casted as BARBIE HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA
political correctness has officially gone too far HAHAHAHA
— The Abysswalker (@chris__tafoya) December 3, 2016
AMY SCHUMER UGLY AS HELL AND DONT GOT A TOP LIP
— Mike (@24thStMike) December 3, 2016
Guys calm down! Amy Schumer is going to be playing broke ass nasty bitch Barbie! pic.twitter.com/yn5U1ohdst
— 🎄Parriah⛄️ (@Parriah3) December 3, 2016
— CoderInCrisis (@CoderInCrisis) December 3, 2016
Not surprisingly, women came out against the fat-shaming and slut-shaming:
I'm not a huge fan of Amy Schumer and I hated her in Beyoncé parody, but making fun of her cuz she's not a size 0? No.
— Jessica (@OnlyjessJessica) December 3, 2016
okay, i poke fun @ chics w their makeup but yall od'n on amy schumer for bein ugly is wack
— maxiecarrera (@stronjay) December 3, 2016