Just when we thought we’d rid ourselves of the beast, Amy Schumer managed to belly flop her way back into the limelight again. This time the swimsuit-clad comedienne bared all on the cover of InStyle Magazine. But apparently not everyone was impressed by her flabulous cover. When one swimsuit designer voiced her dissenting opinion on the matter, feminists promptly began to doggy pile…
“Comedy queen Amy Schumer makes a splash” proclaimed InStyle magazine as it posted an image of its current cover girl to Instagram on Wednesday.
Moments later, the Instagram account for South Shore Swimwear, a luxury swimwear line, left a boldly critical comment. “Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover? Not everyone should be in a swimsuit,” the comment read; it included the vomit emoji at the end.
Yahoo Style reached out to Duggan [the owner of South Shore Swimwear], to find out what inspired her to be so vocal about her disdain for Schumer. “I’m not fat-shaming anyone,” Duggan told us. “I’m not anti-inclusivity or anti-plus size. All I said was not everyone should be in a swimsuit on the cover of a magazine. I don’t think it was an attractive photo.”
Firstly, the “fat shamer” makes a solid point here. Gazing upon Amy Schumer’s clammy bodice doesn’t exactly evoke good feelings. Which, you know, is the point of marketing in the first place. Successful advertisements tend to avoid inducing one’s gag reflex. Unsurprisingly, Amy Schumer’s once-curdled blubber still isn’t attractive to consumers, regardless of the solar system’s supply of contour and airbrushing.
Duggan wrote, “[Schumer] fat-shames herself in her comedy routine.” Adding that the comedian is “overweight; she says it herself.” Duggan admits that she herself is a size 14, “and I’m not on the cover of a beauty magazine.”
Bingo. Friendly reminder: this is the portly broad who makes “I’m Jabba the Slut!” jokes. Her entire career is centered on indulging in strumpeting chubness. But if you dare find her unattractive? Prepare thyself for a thorough opinion shaming, apostate!
Look, Amy wasn’t attacked for walking down the street in a pair of shorts. Unlike these ladies in France (see Women Bike While Wearing Shorts. ‘Peaceful’ Muslims Attack…). She chose to put herself on display on the cover of a BEAUTY magazine and a few people had opinions on the matter. Now those people are being accused of hating all people sans washboard abs. Not so. They’re simply pointing out the fact that no, not everyone is a model. And that’s okay (read OPINION: Sorry, Not Everyone is ‘Beautiful.’ And That’s a Good Thing…). Some people are comedians who double as muffin stuffing lard bags.
For people who hate “shame” the left spends a lot of time shaming those who think differently than they do…