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Everyone is loving this Amy Schumer meme about embracing your body

“Your body is not bad, ugly or wrong.”

YOU MAY REMEMBER late last year when Amy Schumer posed in the nip for the famed Pirelli calendar.

It caused shockwaves at the time because (a) she looked like a ride and (b) she broke the cardinal rule of not showing off your tummy rolls. (Imagine that!)

Tweet by @Dominique McMullan Source: Dominique McMullan/Twitter

A few days ago, Instagram user whitneyzombie posted a meme comparing Amy Schumer to a Greek goddess accompanied by a wonderful body positive message.

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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 everyone that they do not have to be a Victoria’s Secret model to be a beautiful goddess with a beautiful body,” she wrote. “Your body is not bad, ugly or wrong. Embrace your inner goddess.”

She tagged Schumer in the photo and the comedian shared it on Instagram where it racked up a further 75,000 likes.

schumer2 Source: amyschumer/Instagram

schumer Source: amyschumer/Instagram

And people are loving it.

The lesson? Embrace your inner goddess, y’all.

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