Amy Schumer Says She Feels 'Sexy' Despite Being Labeled 'Very Fat' by Hollywood's Beauty Standards


Amy Schumer is speaking out on Hollywood's unrealistic beauty standards.

In her upcoming Netflix stand-up comedy special, Amy Schumer: The Leather Special, the 35-year-old comedian gets candid on how to be confident in an industry where you're constantly being told to lose weight.

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"I'm what Hollywood calls, very fat," Schumer, who was told to drop the pounds before filming her 2015 flick, Trainwreck, explains.

"Before I did anything, somebody explained to me, 'Just so you know, Amy, no pressure, but if you weigh over 140 lbs, it will hurt people's eyes," she dishes. "And I was like, ['OK'], I just bought it. I was like, 'OK, I'm new to town. So I lost weight."

"I look very stupid skinny," she adds. "My dumb head stays the same size but then my body, like, shrivels and just looks like a, like a Thanksgiving Day parade [balloon] of Tonya Harding. Nobody likes it. It's not cute on me."

Schumer confesses that after filming wrapped on Trainwreck, in which she was a few sizes smaller, she gained all the weight back -- but doesn't regret it.

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"I got worried because it gets in your head – just everything on television and movies and magazines and the Internet," she says. "All the women are just beautiful little skeletons with tits … I'm like, 'Oh, my God! Are men still going to be attracted to me?' And that's when I remembered, they don't care."

Flash forward to present day, and Schumer couldn't be happier with her build.

"I feel very good in my own skin," she reveals. "I feel strong, I feel healthy, I do. I feel sexy."

"My dad has [multiple sclerosis] and is in a wheelchair and it's, like, I'm just psyched I can f***ing move," she continues. "How are you going to complain? Shut the f*** up. You're alive. You can move. You feel good!"

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
premieres Tuesday, March 7 on Netflix. As we patiently wait to see what other stories Schumer will reveal, watch the video below to hear why she's "too blessed to be stressed."

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