Haters gon’ hate — and sometimes it’s not worth the hassle. Amy Schumer faced intense backlash when news broke in December that she was to star in a Barbie movie,
with Internet trolls saying she doesn’t have the right stuff to play the iconic teeny-waisted doll. And while she fired back with a post about being “a great choice,”
the onslaught of negativity proved too much for Amy — and the studio — to bear. “Amy’s used to hecklers,” says a source, “but Sony was spooked by the furor.”
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While she dropped out in March, citing scheduling conflicts, the source says in reality she and the producers agreed to part ways.
Adds the source: “It’s a shame. It would’ve been her biggest movie yet.”