Amy Schumer: I was told to gain weight and be the fat friend

Amy Schumer doesn’t give a “f*** about Twitter trolls and thinks people shouldn’t have to live up to people’s “unrealistic standard’ when it comes to weight.

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Amy Schumer at the “Trainwreck” New York Premiere

Amy Schumer was told “you should either lose weight or gain a bunch of weight, like be the fat friend or the romantic lead” at her first audition.

The ‘Trainwreck’ star couldn’t believe she was told this when she took her first step into a career in the movie industry, but thinks it’s a very “self-inflicted thing” because “people put pressure on ourselves and hold ourselves to this unrealistic standard”.

She shared: “At my first audition when I was 21, they were like, ‘You should either lose weight or gain a bunch of weight, like be the fat friend or the romantic lead.’ Can you believe they said this? But I feel like more than other people saying it, it’s a self-inflicted thing. We put pressure on ourselves and hold ourselves to this unrealistic standard.”

The 33-year-old US comic actress also offered up some advice for ignoring haters.

She told the Mirror newspaper’s Notebook magazine: “I want to throw my hands in the air after reading a mean Twitter comment and say, ‘Alright! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice … All my self-worth is based on what you can see. But then I think f*** that.”

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