Late last week, the trailer for Amy Schumer's new movie I Feel Pretty was released.
In the movie, Amy's character Renee struggles with low self-esteem. She "wants to be pretty and feel the parts of life that open up to you when you're gorgeous," Amy said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Renee falls off her bike during a spin class, where she gets knocked out. When she wakes up, she "starts seeing [herself] as a supermodel."
People had some issues with this premise.
The notion of "hitting your head to feel pretty" was problematic to a lot of people too.
Although it's getting a lot of backlash, there are a lot of people who don't see what's wrong with it. Instead, they think it'll do wonders for women's self-esteem.
"How is it a step back when the movie is promoting a positive body image through confidence? She didn't wake up pretty, she woke up FEELING pretty. It isn't about how you look, it's about how you feel in your own skin. What's wrong with that? Because blonde, able bodied, cis, straight women have no place having low self esteem? That isn't for anyone else to dictate. How completely unfair and absurd," Facebook user Justin L. Whitley wrote.
Amy has yet to respond to any of the criticism.