The internet is once again exploding with negativity, this time criticizing Amy Schumer‘s potential casting in a live-action “Barbie” film for Sony.
“If Barbie became obese and heinous to men, Amy Schumer is perfect,” tweeted one user.
“Barbie?? Better lose a lot of weight for that role!” tweeted another.
The movie is the first-ever live-action adaptation of the popular toy. It will follow the title character as she gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and ends up in the real world. The PG-rated movie is expected to hit theaters in the summer of 2018.
Hilary Winston came up with the story and wrote the screenplay, but Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, are expected to rewrite. The film does not yet have a director attached.
Some fans were quick to rush to Schumer’s defense, however,
The ONLY way I'd watch a movie about Barbie is if @amyschumer was starring in it.
— Darci Monet ???? ???? (@DarciMonet) December 2, 2016
To the people angry about Amy Schumer playing Barbie in a live action film, for being "plus size" go fuck yourselves lol
— Wisdom Giver (@Geier18) December 2, 2016
Love these ppl criticizing the casting of Amy Schumer in "Barbie." If you bothered reading the synopsis, you'd know her casting makes sense.
— D. Warren (@dboxw1) December 2, 2016
“I meant to write ‘good morning trolls!'” she wrote. “I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you’ve never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda.”
See the backlash below.
— Anglo1066 (@anglo1066) December 2, 2016
Amy Schumer to play Barbie?! Wow. They just don't get it. pic.twitter.com/PtBD34BiMp
— Brittany (@abitofbrittUS) December 2, 2016
Amy Schumer's in talks to start in a Barbie movie. It's like the writers of 2016 have killed themselves and the apes are running things now
— William West (@williambwest) December 2, 2016
Amy Schumer is in talks to play Barbie… pic.twitter.com/svULmHVzHr
— Ed Belivet (@edd_gosbender) December 2, 2016
@amyschumer Barbie?? Better lose a lot of weight for that role!
— Live life honestly (@DavidHase1) December 2, 2016
— Marty Robinson (@TheVineyardGuy) December 2, 2016
LMMFAO. Someone put a bullet in 2016. It's tripping balls.
— Lauren Warren (@iamlaurenp) December 2, 2016
They're making this movie entirely so we can get a thousand "RIGHTWING MEDIA LASH OUT AT AMY SCHUMER AS BARBIE" hot takes https://t.co/VCGMdvNvRf
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 2, 2016
Amy Schumer is to Barbie what Michael Moore is to GI Joe.
— Sweet_Me_Lissa (@Mel_lific) December 2, 2016
— Kakashi (@EroSennin2112) December 2, 2016
When you read that Amy Schumer is going to star in a live-action 'Barbie' movie https://t.co/lnIW6k55Vk
— Ho-Ho-Holly McClane (@LilMissRightie) December 2, 2016
Would rather see Amy Schumer in Garbage Pail Kids: Where Are They Now? No shade, I really want to see that. https://t.co/uzPgV1s5Nu
— Zero Chill Stein (@Ted_Kirby) December 2, 2016