Amy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend and spiced up her opening monologue with some snarky comments about America’s first family, the Kardashians—namely Khloé, whose awe-inspiring slim-down has been the subject of significant tabloid fodder for weeks.
“We used to have Khloé,” Amy said during her monologue. “Khloé was ours, right? Khloé, she lost half her body weight. She lost a Kendall [Jenner], and we have nothing.” Watch the joke in full below.
The audience found Amy’s cracks hilarious, but Khloé might be a different story. She tweeted this pointed (yet cryptic) message Sunday after Ms. Schumer’s SNL debut:
No need 2 tear down others just 2 make urself feel bigger. It actually makes u quite small. I'm on a healthy journey. I don't care 4the hate
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) October 11, 2015
Granted, Khloé didn’t call out Amy specifically, but it is suspicious the reality titan posted this message after the Trainwreck star’s criticism of her sleeker physique. We don’t think it’s a coincidence.
Here is our question: Were Amy’s comments all in good fun or a form of body-shaming? We can see both sides to the argument. Amy is a comedienne—an unapologetic one at that—and she probably expects people to take her comments with a grain of salt. It’s entertainment, not mean-spirited bullying. Amy picks on everyone—including herself—and delivers her jokes with a kitschy wink, tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Amy also battles trolly body-shamers for her own fuller figure—total bullshit, we know. We don’t think Amy is the type of person to be overtly, purposefully negative about another female’s body. This is a woman who literally said the phrase, “I’m 160 pounds, and I can catch a dick whenever I want.” Body positivity has always been Amy’s MO.
Then again, she did criticize—or at least poke fun at—Khloé’s weight loss. Any form of jeering about someone’s appearance—even if done with the best intentions—can still be hurtful. And if Khloé’s tweets are about Amy, then clearly her jokes didn’t sit well. No one deserves to feel insecure about their shape. Body-shaming affects all types—overweight, thin, average etc.—and it’s very possible Khloé felt ostracized for pursuing a healthier lifestyle. And that’s not cool.
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