Amy Schumer has pulled out of playing Barbie in the new live-action film.
"Sadly, I'm no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts," the actress toldVariety in a statement Thursday. "The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I'm bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen."
The film tells the story of how Barbie was evicted from Barbieland because she didn't fit in. Instead she finds herself in the real world where she realizes "perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection."
Schumer's casting received backlash from those who felt she didn't live up to the unrealistic proportions of the doll (who wouldn't even be able to walk IRL because of her physique). True to form, the comedian responded with humor and wit.
"Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game? I don't think so," she wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of her at the beach. "I am strong and proud of how I live my life and say what I mean and fight for what I believe in and I have a blast doing it with the people I love. Where's the shame? It's not there. It's an illusion."
"We respect and support Amy's decision," a Sony spokesperson said in a statement. "We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and film-makers soon."
Schumer is currently working on three films, one of which she co-wrote with Jennifer Lawrence, in which they will both star.