Amy Schumer Barbie

Amy Schumer

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Amy Schumer might be playing Barbie in an upcoming live adaptation — and Twitter trolls can't handle it. 

The "Trainwreck" star is currently in negotiations with Sony for the role, according to Deadline, but fat shamers are already cruelly criticizing her before she can even sign her name on the dotted line.

Deadline is reporting that Schumer may play a character who gets kicked out of Barbieland for not "fitting the mold" of Barbie. She then arrives in our world and realizes that true happiness comes from within and perfection is unattainable. 

Twitter went into a frenzy as soon as the news bubbled on December 2. 

Twitter users fat shamed Schumer for not fitting into the "Barbie ideal."

Of course, a lot of the criticism focused on the comedian's looks, instead of her acting ability.

They made comparisons between Schumer and other celebrities of size, like Oprah Winfrey.

Of course, fat-shaming must come with unwarranted medical diagnoses.

Some women clapped back on Schumer's behalf.

MTV Australia, however, brought the news into perspective on Instagram. Barbie hasn't been the most progressive doll.

Over the past 57 years, Barbie has been considered the pinnacle of beauty, which has harmed girls in many ways. For instance, a September study in "Body Image" found that girls between the ages of six and eight are more likely to have a heightened sense of body dissatisfaction after playing with Barbie.

"Playing with unrealistically thin dolls may encourage motivation for a thinner shape in young girls," the researchers concluded.

Mattel finally addressed the doll's disproportionate body in January. The toy company released a line of Barbies that have more realistic figures. Schumer's potential casting continues this quest to make Barbie more inclusive.

That's why the trolls skewering Schumer are wrong. Barbie is more than her looks — and so are the girls who idolize the doll.