Amy Schumer Refuses to Look Like a 'Malnourished Bird' (And We're So Glad!)

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Tell us how you really feel, Amy Schumer! The raunchy comedian isn't one to mince words when it comes to calling out sexism, weightism, and pretty much every other "ism" you can imagine -- and we couldn't appreciate her outspoken nature more! So we were thrilled to hear her characteristically sarcastic, spunky response to a reporter's recent question about her role as feminist Hollywood's most badass mouthpiece.


When asked about her increasingly infamous candor at a press conference for her new movie Trainwreck, Schumer replied:

"It's very therapeutic for me to be like, 'Yes, I'm not going to look like a malnourished bird,' and I like speaking to that, as well as speaking to my work and what I'm doing."

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Right on! Because why go to all the trouble of looking like a malnourished bird when, in Schumer's words, she can still "catch a dick" at 160 pounds? And as far as speaking to her work goes, Schumer had some great things to say about the true meaning of Trainwreck, in which she plays a "serial dater" with commitment issues:

A lot of people have asked me if I intended to kind of flip the gender roles like I'm playing the guy, and that's not been my experience at all. This is how I am and how a lot of girls are where the guy ends up being a little more sensitive and more invested. So the scene where I get high and then John [Cena's] character looks through my phone, and then instead of comforting him I ask if I can leave –- that did happen in my real life.

Wow, does anybody else really want to see this movie now?? It's just so refreshing to hear a woman tell stories like this one and not give a rat's ass about how she's going to be perceived. Really, ladies, up until very recently we didn't get to do things like that -- at least not in public -- and not expect some pretty serious shaming in return. Of course, there's still plenty of anti-feminist sentiment out there, but thanks to people like Amy Schumer, it's getting better all the time.

What do you think of Amy Schumer's "malnourished bird" comment?


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