This Meme of Amy Schumer Has Gone Viral For the Best Reason

A psychology major at the University of West Georgia who goes by @whitneyzombie posted a side-by-side image of Amy Schumer’s naked photo taken by Annie Leibovitz for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar and a sculpture of Aphrodite. Her message has since garnered a lot of attention with Amy Schumer posting Whitney’s meme and the caption as separate posts on her own social media outlets.



Whitney’s message reads:

“On the left is a sculpture of the goddess Aphrodite, who is renowned for her beauty. On the right is@amyschumer. What a wonderful resemblance between two beautiful women. So many women and young girls are shamed by the media and fashion industry for not having a flat stomach and not being a size zero. But look, the goddess of beauty is portrayed here with stomach rolls and doesn’t have a perfectly smooth, toned body. I want to remind everyone that they do not have to be a Victoria’s Secret model to be a beautiful goddess with a beautiful body. Your body is not bad, ugly, or wrong. Embrace your inner goddess. #bodypositive #amyschumer #everybodyisagoodbody#Aphrodite


Many people have commented on the fact that Amy has been accused of stealing jokes. They have been doing this as an attempt to invalidate my reasons for posting the picture. I’m in no position to say if Amy had stolen jokes or not. There is no correlation between the accusation and my statement about body positivity. Other comments are about how Amy looks or some of the myths surrounding Aphrodite. One comment was about Aphrodite having multiple partners. Well, she is also the goddess of pleasure and sex. The comments are attempting to slut shame Aphrodite and Amy, and by extension, any woman who fits their description. If they wanted to describe sexual promiscuity within Greek mythology, they should have commented about Zeus. I didn’t know the post would blow up like this, so I was no where near prepared for the onslaught of negative and hateful comments. I can’t imagine the hell that people who are shamed for their bodies must feel all the time on instagram. It’s a disgusting trend of hate and malice that only furthers my point on the importance of loving bodies and accepting bodies, no matter what they look like.

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Thanks for posting this!

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So cool!

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