Amy Schumer’s trailer for her new comedy film, I Feel Pretty, dropped on The Ellen Show, it has a lot of people confused.
In the trailer, Amy Schumer plays Rene, a plus-sized girl with low self-esteem who struggles to accept herself. However, after experiencing a head injury, Rene’s confidence sky-rockets and she starts seeing herself as a supermodel.
The premise that you need a head injury to gain confidence did not sit well with a lot of people.
See, here's the thing: As a woman who is actually fat, I have been routinely accused of being mentally ill or, yes, having injured my brain by people (almost always men) who don't believe I should have the self-confidence I do have. This isn't funny.https://t.co/jaPAKJvzlV
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) February 9, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
A lot of netizens took to Twitter to slam the 36-year-old actress for suggesting that you need an injury to find yourself attractive.
delete this nephew pic.twitter.com/5irtSwawj4
— bad bitch yuli (@badbitchyuli) February 10, 2018
Even though people appreciate her tackling the idea of positive body image, they don’t like the modus operandi of the movie.
did amy schumer really think a movie about a woman needing a blow to the head to feel confident in her body would uplift people????
— Rachel Whitehurst (@RachLWhitehurst) February 10, 2018
I'm done, I'm out. Come back to me when you're ready to fight against the oppression of women instead of contributing to it. I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE AMY SCHUMER IS CONSIDERED UGLY. Go fuck yourself, Hollywood.
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) February 9, 2018
What do you guys think of the trailer? Does it send out a positive message about body image and confidence? Let us know!
Watch the trailer here: