Katie Hopkins has found a rival in the form of a confused swimsuit designer who thinks Amy Schumer wearing a bathing suit is the problem, rather than herself.
Dana Duggan took one look at InStyle’s May cover, which sees the popular comedian posing confidently in a pool in a plunging white cossie, and thought ‘she shouldn’t be in a swimsuit’.
Other women didn’t think this. Most of us thought ‘she looks incredible, and best of all, natural’. But sadly, people overflowing with vitriol tend to feel the need to spread it around, so Duggan headed to Instagram to let rip in InStyle’s comments section.
“Come on now! You could not find anyone better for this cover? Not everyone should be in a swimsuit,” she typed under the photo of Schumer, adding a nauseated face emoji to hammer her point home.
“Cabbage Patch Kid”
Her hate was quickly met with a barrage of criticism (“Incredible how so many people can prove how far backwards you can go in human evolution” being our favourite response) but like any hardcore troll, this only served to fuel Duggan’s fire.
In a dubious career move, she decided to comment as her own brand, South Shore Swimwear, describing Schumer as a “self-proclaimed Cabbage Patch Kid” and arguing that her horrible remarks are justified as the 35-year-old “fat shames herself in her comedy routine”. Newsflash: they’re not.
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Undeterred, she continued to stand by her comments in an interview with The Huffington Post, saying “I’m tired of the media and publications trying to push the fat agenda. It’s not healthy and it’s not pretty”, before telling Yahoo Style that she’s “not anti-inclusivity or anti-plus size”.
Huh? That’s right, apparently Duggan simply “didn’t think it was an attractive photo” and isn’t “fat shaming anyone”.
“I feel good”
But she’s been given far too much airtime. Take note of the inspiring caption InStyle included with one of the photos, taken from their interview with Schumer.
“What’s good about not being a model is that it’s not the thing I trade on,” she says. “Once I start looking older, that won’t affect me. I have never gotten anything done because I’m, like, so gorgeous. I’m good-looking enough that I can work in the business. I get enough attention from men that I feel good. I see pictures of myself now, and I look younger than I think of myself. It hasn’t scared me yet.”
It seems pretty clear to us who’s happier. Oh and Amy, you look gorgeous.