"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," the actress wrote on Instagram Tuesday alongside a paparazzi photo of herself wearing a one-piece bathing suit.
"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," she continued.
"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 [expletive] 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 concluded.
The response comes as internet backlash against Schumer reached an all-time high after she was announced to be portraying Barbie in a new theatrical film. Detractors claim the star does not fit Barbie's slim appearance and signature look.
The plot, according to Deadline, will follow Schumer as she is kicked out of Barbie-land for not being perfect enough. After going on in an adventure in the real-world, Schumer will then return to Barbie-land with a newfound acceptance of herself.
Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele are said to be working on the script by Hilary Winston with production set to start in spring for a summer 2018 release date.