Amy Schumer’s topless photo is celebrated - and imitated
Amy Schumer is turning heads with her nearly nude photo shot for the 2016 Pirelli calendar that shows her clad only in lacy underwear and high heels.
Shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the photo portrays the topless comedian sitting on a stool, her breasts covered by her arm as she holds a cup of coffee, her stomach rolls on display for all to see.
Talk about brave.
In an interview with the makers of the calendar, which also features a fierce photo of topless Serena Williams, Schumer said the photo made her feel more beautiful than she had ever felt in her life.
She posted the photo on social media and called it “Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman.”
It has since more racked up more than 400,000 likes on her Instagram page, and more than 15,000 retweets and 41,000 likes on Twitter.
“Gorgeously real,” wrote one woman on Twitter.
Sexy, amazing, fab, hot, spectacular, real and stunning were also some of the ways people described the shot. One man even compared her to a Rembrandt painting.
Not to be outdone, FM 94/9’s morning man Steven Woods also stripped down and posed for a shot he called, " Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, man.”
Woods was clad only in sexy (?) black underwear, black shoes and black socks.
Talk about brave.
“Hey @amyschumer this is super liberating. You rule,” Woods tweeted.
The station posted the picture on its Facebook page and asked “What do you think, did Woods out-Schumer Amy Schumer?”
Unlike Schumer’s popular picture, Woods photo had so far garnered just 100 likes since it was posted on line Tuesday morning.
But he did get some decent reviews.
Pamela Dalton: “This is the best.”
Asuan Castro: “I love him.”
Smith Gro Wa: “Too much sexyness.”
From almost everyone anyway.
Nicole Foshey: “I wish I could un-see this.”
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