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Amy Schumer drops out of Barbie movie

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Amy Schumer will no longer be starring in the upcoming Barbie movie.

The actress confirmed to Variety that she has had to drop out of the project because of her busy schedule.

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,”she said in a statement. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”

Dropping out: Amy Schumer will no longer play Barbie in an upcoming live-action movie | Mattel/Instagram

Amy had also done a rewrite of the screenplay, but it’s unclear if her edits to the script will remain now that she is departing from the movie.

The live-action film will follow a doll who is booted out of Barbieland because she is not “perfect” enough, and goes on an adventure in the real world.

Amy previously fired back at critics who slammed the decision to cast her in the movie, claiming she isn’t “thin enough” to play Barbie.

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

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“Is it fat shaming if you know you’re not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don’t think so,” she shared on Instagram. “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 … 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.”

She added: “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.”