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Amy Schumer has a strong message for those trying to body shame her.

After days of relentless social media abuse, award-winning comedian and actress Amy Schumer has a clear message for anyone trying to body shame her.

“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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The 35-year-old Trainwreck star posted the powerful message to Instagram on Wednesday after it was announced she was being considered to play the role of Barbie – yep, the iconic Mattel doll we all grew up with – in an upcoming film.

Naturally, the announcement was followed by the star being inundated with vitriolic assessments of her physical appearance. But in true Schumer style, she’s not having it.

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Written alongside an image of herself in a bathing suit, the post in full reads:

Very very honored to be nominated for 2 Grammys and to be considered to play an important and evolving icon. 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. Im 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. 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. 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.”

Schumer has called out body shamers and critics a number of times in recent years, consistently refusing to take on the hurtful and hateful comments of trolls.

Here’s to hoping Schumer lands the role.

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