Amy Schumer’s Role In New Barbie Movie Is Making Me Pray For Today’s Society

In a cliche tale as old as time…

Amy Schumer, one of the most annoying faces of obnoxious feminist celebs, is at it again with a new film deal, Deadline reports:

Amy Schumer is in negotiations to play the title role in Barbie, the live-action Sony Pictures film based on the venerable Mattel toyline. Given her edgy stand-up comedy and her movie breakthrough writing and starring in the R-rated Trainwreck, what makes Schumer the right actress to play the embodiment of a beloved toyline that for years featured a doll with impossibly perfect physical proportions? Aside from the fact that she has Barbie hair, Schumer’s growing stature as a role model for female empowerment fits perfectly with how the film will exploit Barbie’s evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes.

Amy Schumer is being seen as a role model for female empowerment? Half her jokes are about how much of a fat whore she is, how is that even remotely empowering women? If anything, wouldn’t that make people take women less seriously?

Little girls love Barbie dolls, toy sales prove that year after year when getting the newest one around Christmas seems impossible. They don’t have all this PC bullshit running through their heads, they just wanna play with dolls. All parents and doll designers are doing when they pull stunts like this are patting themselves on the backs to make themselves feel better.

Schumer will play a character who lives in Barbieland, among all of the various Barbie characters beloved by doll collectors (there are dolls covering over 180 careers). In a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash and Big, Schumer’s Barbie gets kicked out, basically because she’s not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn’t quite fit the mold. She then goes 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 oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection. Mattel, with a lot at stake since the toyline has generated $3 billion in sales, signed off on the take.

Unattainable standard? That’s a slap in the face to slender girls. You’re basically toning down the phrase “little boys like bones, real men like MEAT!” I have friends who are naturally slender and they’ve actually told me they’ve tried to gain weight just so the “have you not been eating?” comments from other women will stop. Saying slender is “unattainable” is just absolutely ridiculous, obviously false, and creates body insecurity in women who are actually a healthy size.

H/T: Deadline

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