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Amy Schumer responds to brutal comments about her face: 'I want to put a bag over my head'

The comedian attracted attention after an appearance on The Tonight Show.

Amy Schumer has responded to comments about her 'puffy' face after appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the second season of her Hulu series Life and Beth.

Viewers (who apparently missed the memo that we should just really give the whole 'commenting on other people's appearance' thing a rest), were quick to point out that her face was 'puffier than usual'. Aside from the fact that it's a shame that people couldn't just focus on the fact that Amy is a badass comedian who writes, directs AND stars in the series, there is also a specific health reason why the Trainwreck star was looking different.

Amy Schumer sparked concern after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with fans wondering why her face was 'puffy'. Credit: NBC Universal
Amy Schumer sparked concern after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with fans wondering why her face was 'puffy'. Credit: NBC Universal

"Thank you so much for everyone’s input about my face!" Amy wrote on Instagram. "I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right it is puffier than normal right now. I have endometriosis an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about."

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She continued, "There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I’m okay. Historically women’s bodies have barely been studied medically compared to men. The book “all in her head” does a good job explaining this.

"I also believe a woman doesn’t need any excuse for her physical appearance and owes no explanation. But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self love and acceptance of the skin you’re in. Like every other woman/person some days I feel confident and good as hell and others I want to put a bag over my head."

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Amy concluded her thoughts by writing, "But I feel strong and beautiful and so proud of this TV show I created. Wrote. Starred in and directed. Maybe just maybe we can focus on that for a little. I had backup dancers on Fallon but my face is the headline hahaha anyway I hope you enjoy Life and Beth. Love and solidarity. Amy"

“Thank you so much for everyone’s input about my face!” Schumer wrote on Instagram. “I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right it is puffier than normal right now.” Credit: NBC Universal
“Thank you so much for everyone’s input about my face!” Schumer wrote on Instagram. “I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right it is puffier than normal right now.” Credit: NBC Universal

The Inside Amy Schumer creator has been open with her experience of suffering from endometriosis and documented having her uterus and appendix removed because of the disease on her social media.

"The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis," Amy shared before also explaining that there had been a lot of blood in her uterus. In a second video, she shared that her surgery had her feeling 'hopeful' and that she thought it would 'change her life'.

She has also joked about the disease in her 2023 Netflix special Emergency Contact.

"I have severe endometriosis. Very painful," she starts.

"A debilitating disease. About 10% of women have that. There are no studies... Got a hysterectomy this year. Wanted to lose those last three pounds, am I right, ladies? No. I had to get it removed because of my endometriosis. And, uh… It was a big surgery. They took out my uterus, they found cysts in my ovaries. They found a tumour in my appendix. But the craziest thing they found was that my liver was fine."

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