Amy Schumer's Hilarious Sketch Sparks A No-Makeup Movement
"You don't know you're beautiful."
"Girl, you're amazing, just the way you are."
"Sweatpants, hair tied, chillin' with no makeup on — that's when you're the prettiest, I hope that you don't take it wrong."
We can't help but blush when all these male vocal artists — One Direction, Bruno Mars, and Drake, respectively — tell us we don't need to alter our natural selves to be attractive to them. Because we definitely need their approval.
Amy Schumer wanted to thank these guys for giving us their permission to not wear makeup.
On Tuesday's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, the comedienne parodied One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" music video. In her new sketch called "Girl, You Don't Need Makeup," a boy band dances around her as they encourage her to wipe off her makeup, with lines like, "You don't need no lipstick, you don't need no blush, because you've got that inner natural glow."
That is, until they actually see her barefaced. "Hold up, girl, we spoke too soon," the boys sing. "We kinda changed our tune on the makeup thing. You'll be the hottest girl in the nation, which just a touch of foundation."
Watch the full sketch below:
Other than giving us a good laugh, she also sparked a powerful and popular movement on Twitter, in which fans posted their makeup-free photos to show their support, with the hashtag #girlyoudontneedmakeup. Here are some examples:
After these tweets started flooding in, Schumer took to Twitter to send a thank-you note to everyone showing their support for the movement:
I have been brought to tears with all the strong, badass, incredible women tonight. 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. We are sisters and fighters and laughers and happy strong women. Smile at yourself in the mirror girl. #girlyoudontneedmakeup much love!
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