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This Body Positive Amy Schumer Meme Deserves a Standing Ovation

This Body Positive Amy Schumer Meme Deserves a Standing Ovation

What does Amy Schumer have in common with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty? According to Instagram user @whitneyzombie, a body that proves beauty comes in all sizes. The 22-year-old student at the University of West Georgia took to Instagram this week to share a side-by-side comparison of a sculpture of Aphrodite and Schumer. In the marble sculpture, the Greek goddess is naked and kneeling. And in the pic of Schumer — from this year's Pirelli Calendar — she's stripped down to just her undies, showing off her figure, too. They look strikingly similar.

Whitney brilliantly explains in her caption that if a mythical goddess renowned for her beauty for thousands of years has pretty much the same body type as Schumer, why do we tend to consider women who are bigger than, say, a size zero not beautiful today? Why do we let the media shame us into thinking we need a flat stomach to feel like a "beautiful goddess"?

Whitney's post is such a poignant and perfect message to send, especially after Schumer called out trolls body-shaming her on Instagram just last week. Schumer liked Whitney's post, and shared it on her own Instagram account, too. The comedian wrote on Twitter, "I love this. Thanks for posting. #Aphrodite #belly."

Whitney's post has over 27,000 likes, and lots of people have commented, feeling inspired by the image. But unfortunately, Whitney shared in a follow-up post that she's faced some negative commenters, too. People are, yet again, critiquing Schumer's body and even slut-shaming her. Whitney wrote that those comments further show why body positive messages are necessary. "I can't imagine the hell that people who are shamed for their bodies must feel all the time on Instagram,” Whitney wrote 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.”

So true, Whitney. Thank you for inspiring us and helping us all see our inner ~goddess~.

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