Amy Schumer’s Empowering Response to Her Grammy Noms Will Make You Cry
If there's one thing we love about Amy Schumer, it's her ability to always keep it real.
And that's one of the reasons why we were so excited for the comedian-actress when it was announced this morning that she was nominated for two Grammy Awards—she scored nods for Best Spoken Word Album as well as Best Comedy Album. The star herself seemed quite surprised by the recognition, and took to Instagram to express her gratitude with an emotional body-positive message that definitely brought tears to our eyes.
"Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon," Schumer wrote alongside an image of herself in a black one-piece swimsuit. "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. 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 continued on with her lengthy note, thanking her supporters along with those who haven't been so kind to her over the years. "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! 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.'"
Preach, Amy, preach.