Amy Schumer suddenly a fan of ‘Barbie’ despite rejecting the role for not being ‘feminist’ enough

Despite rejecting the role for not being “feminist” enough, left-wing comedian Amy Schumer is now a fan of the woke “Barbie” movie — conservative Ben Shapiro called the film “one of the most woke movies I have ever seen,” further stating that it was a “flaming piece of dogsh*t.”

Taking to Instagram on Monday, Schumer praised both “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” while sharing a photo of herself wearing sunglasses and a large sun hat. For what it’s worth, she was considered for the role of Barbie in 2016 and announced the following year that she was dropping out, citing “scheduling conflicts.”

“Really enjoyed Barbie and Oppenheimer but I think I should have played Emily Blunts role. Do better Hollywood,” she wrote — Blunt was cast as Kitty, the wife of nuclear scientist J Robert Oppenheimer, who was played by Cillian Murphy.


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Last month, during an appearance on the Bravo chat show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Schumer commented on why she rejected the role of Barbie.

Cohen asked his guest about her exit and  Schumer joked that she was told she was “too thin” for the role.

“I can’t wait to see the movie. I think it looks awesome,” she added.

“I think we said it was scheduling conflicts. That’s what we said. But it really was just like, creative differences,” Schumer said of her reasoning for dropping out. “But there’s a new team behind it and it looks like it’s very feminist and cool, so I will be seeing this movie.”

“Was it that it didn’t seem feminist and cool when you were involved in it?” Cohen asked

Without missing a beat, Schumer replied, “Yeah.”

On that note, she explained to The Hollywood Reporter“They definitely didn’t want to do it the way I wanted to do it, the only way I was interested in doing it.”

According to THR, the comedian “had written Barbie as an ambitious inventor; the studio asked that her invention be a high heel made of Jell-O.”

“The idea that that’s just what every woman must want, right there, I should have gone, ‘You’ve got the wrong gal,’” she said.

Social media reaction can be summed up with one tweet:

Tom Tillison


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