Amy Schumer Responds to Comments on Her 'Puffy' Face

In response to online comments about the “puffiness” of her face, comedian Amy Schumer shared an update about her health and shot back at trolls for constantly commenting on women’s appearances.

Following an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the new season of her series, Life & Beth, actor Amy Schumer was bombarded with online comments about the “puffiness” of her face.

As a result, Schumer took to Instagram to address the comments Thursday, confirming that the puffiness is due to her health and making it clear that comments about her appearance are unnecessary and unwelcome.

“Thank you so much for everyone’s input about my face!” she wrote sarcastically in the Instagram post. “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.”

Schumer explained that she suffers from endometriosis, calling it “an autoimmune disease that every woman should read about.”

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition in which the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body, and it often causes severe pelvic pain.

According to Mount Sinai, one of several treatment options for endometriosis includes taking progestins, which can cause water retention and swelling in the face, ankles, or feet.

Back in 2021, Schumer had a hysterectomy and an appendectomy to treat her endometriosis. While the disease is quite common, affecting up to 10% of women between the ages of 15 and 44, research on it remains quite limited, and it often takes, on average, eight years for patients to receive a diagnosis.

“There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I’m okay,” Schumer continued in the post. “Historically, women’s bodies have barely been studied medically compared to men.”

She went on to recommend the book All in Her Head: The Truth and Lies Early Medicine Taught Us About Women's Bodies and Why It Matters Today, written by Elizabeth Comen, for those looking to learn more about the ways in which women’s health research has been neglected.

Schumer also clarified that she does not believe a woman ever needs to make an excuse for her physical appearance, nor does she owe anyone an explanation.

“But I wanted to take the opportunity to advocate for self love and acceptance of the skin you’re in,” she said. “Like every other wom[a]n/person some days I feel confident and good as hell and others I want to put a bag over my head. 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.”

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