Amy Schumer delivered an unforgettably hilarious and powerful acceptance speech the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London and you can watch the full video below! At times celebratory and empowering and at other times brilliantly profane and candid, she gave an address that’s got social media buzzing.
In delivering a speech that was both moving, hilarious, profane and powerful, Amy Schumer proved herself worthy of the Trailblazer Award she was accepting. Yes, even allowing that people are overcome with emotion or perhaps don’t quite known how to accept an award, we can safely say that she was blazing quite a trail with that speech alone.
The 34-year-old comedian, who first rose to fame on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, was savage, as comedians can be, in going after some of societal conventions and excesses.
She began raising the roof with her candid and NSFW declaration, “I’m probably like 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d–k whenever I want.” While much digital ink has been spilled over fat shaming and the desirability of women regardless of their sizes and shapes, we can safely say Schumer put it deftly in that one sentence.
While the Glamour Women of the Year Awards across the pond might have been just another gala with a few red carpet photos for people to nosh over and criticize thankfully Amy Schumer brought the event to an entirely different level.
She offered some empowering words giving encouragement to anyone seeking self-acceptance as she said, “I’m not going to apologize for who I am, and I’m actually going to love the skin I’m in and not be like striving for some other version of myself.”
And if one thought that she might be a bit deferential given that it was a women’s magazine giving her an award, one would be quite wrong! She went after the genre as a whole noting that such magazines and their impossible-to-life-up-to standards could lead a woman to “feel bad for being born with a p—y.”
And yes, there was much much more and no need to spoil the surprises. Without delay do watch the full replay video of the Amy Schumer Glamour Awards acceptance speech that has gone viral!
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