Amy Schumer Takes On Douchey Beauty Standards In This Perfect One Direction Parody
Girl, you don't need make up... just a little mascara to make you look female.
Last week’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer perfectly skewered rape culture with a painfully on-point parody of Friday Night Lights, and gave a huge up-yours to Hollywood’s treatment of older women with a Viking funeral for Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her “last fuckable day”. It also gifted us with this glorious impression of Tammy Taylor/you unleashing your feels about all these issues.
Now, the most recent episode has turned into something even bigger. The clip below takes aim at the widely attended Douchebag School Of Logic which demands women “look nice and natural” while obviously still hiding all their gross flaws. It may also have a passing resemblance to the music of a certain boy band who seem to be exclusively attracted to models with low self-esteem.
Soon after this skit aired last night in the US, Schumer asked fans to post pictures of themselves with no makeup and the hashtag #girlyoudontneedmakeup was quickly flooded with responses. The comedian retweeted dozens of people’s contributions and celebrated everyone who got involved.
“I have been brought to tears with all the strong, badass, incredible women tonight,” she said. “In jungles, jumping out of planes, holding their babies and mothers hands. All the strong lovely men who tweeted too. We are all different and beautiful. Let’s waste no time stressin bout looks.”
Unfortunately, not everyone got the message:
The point of @amyschumer’s latest glorious video is clearly lost on Google Ads. Ah the irony pic.twitter.com/IfIKW3R5Y4
— Claire Hill (@clairehillmakes) April 29, 2015
If that’s not enough Schumer goodness for you, she also reinvented herself as a kids’ doll a couple of days ago:
Shout out to all the excellent makeup-less ladies chugging cranberry juice to help their UTIs. Let’s own it.