Amy Schumer Poses Nude, Praises Magazine for Lack of Airbrushing
Amy Schumer bared it all on the this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly, and she’s touting the nude photograph not just for its lack of clothing—she’s strategically covered by mini alcohol bottles—but for its lack of airbrushing.
“I want to especially thank EW for not airbrushing me,” she tweeted Thursday morning. “For real very cool. Thank you. Proud size 6 yo!”
After coming under fire for initially tweeting what she called an “unretouched” image and then deleting the tweet, Schumer dialed into Entertainment Weekly’s Women on Pop radio show to clarify: “I was so proud that there was next to no airbrushing. I think they kind of chilled out my surfing scar on my thigh a bit,” she said, admitting she was initially nervous that the magazine would photoshop her to “make [her] look skinny.”
Beth Jacobson, a spokesperson for Entertainment Weekly, told TakePart, “She looks great, and we didn’t retouch her. We’re not a fashion magazine so we don’t really do a lot of retouching.”
Schumer, who wrote and stars in the upcoming romantic comedy Trainwreck, has long been outspoken about her struggles learning to love her body. At a recent stand-up bit at Comedy Central’s annual fund-raiser "Night of Too Many Stars," she joked that Hollywood wanted her to “stop eating” to play the lead in her own film.
She has also publicly fought back against body shaming. When blogger Jeffrey Wells attempted to take her down for Trainwreck, writing that “there’s no way she’d be an object of heated romantic interest in the real world” because she was “chubby-cheeked,” Schumer shrugged off the haters by posting a photo of herself wearing nothing but panties onstage. She captioned it “I am a size 6 and have no plans of changing. This is it. Stay on or get off. Kisses!”