Comedian and eternal flame of realness, Amy Schumer, was nominated for two Grammy awards today (one for her comedy album, Live At The Apollo, and one for the audio version of her book, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo.) As most of us would be, Schumer was honored and humbled by the nominations. She took to Instagram with a heartfelt message to inspire others to forget about the hater and just do their things.
Her caption 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"#thegirlwiththelowerbacktattoo
Schumer is no stranger to sticking it to the haters. A shining beacon of total confidence and not giving a fuck, she has a history of posting swimsuit pics and once called out Glamour magazine for including her on an inspiring list of "plus size" women (she wears a size 6-8), because she thought it sent the wrong message to young girls.
Well, how many of those people will be at the Grammys rubbing elbows with the likes of Beyoncé and Adele? Let's all take some advice from Amy and get shit done.