AceShowbiz - Amy Schumer's casting in upcoming "Barbie" live-action movie has sparked backlash. Soon after it was announced that the "Trainwreck" actress landed a major role in the upcoming film, people took to Twitter to respond to the news and most of them were not nice.
"If Barbie became obese and heinous to men, Amy Schumer is perfect," read one of the disgusting comments. Another insensitive Twitter user wrote, "Barbie?? Better lose a lot of weight for that role!"
@amyschumer Barbie?? Better lose a lot of weight for that role!— Live life honestly (@DavidHase1) December 2, 2016
"Amy Schumer is to Barbie what Michael Moore is to GI Joe," another person who disagreed with Schumer's casting wrote. "If Amy Schumer is Barbie, then Seth Rogen should be Ken," read another of the mean comments.
Amy Schumer is to Barbie what Michael Moore is to GI Joe.
— Sweet_Me_Lissa (@Mel_lific) December 2, 2016
But some people have leaped to Schumer's defense. "The ONLY way I'd watch a movie about Barbie is if @amyschumer was starring in it," someone tweeted.
The ONLY way I'd watch a movie about Barbie is if @amyschumer was starring in it.— Darci Monet ð��¶ ð�� (@DarciMonet) December 2, 2016
Another Twitter user posted, "To the people angry about Amy Schumer playing Barbie in a live action film, for being 'plus size' go f**k yourselves lol." One other wrote, "Love these ppl criticizing the casting of Amy Schumer in 'Barbie.' If you bothered reading the synopsis, you'd know her casting makes sense."
Schumer is tapped to play a character who gets kicked out of the perfect Barbieland because she doesn't quite fit the mold. After she's exiled, she sets a journey to the real world and eventually discovers that being unique is an asset.
The "Inside Amy Schumer" star is also expected to help with the script, re-writing an existing script with her sister Kim Caramele.