Trolls Target Amy Schumer's New Book

They're leaving fake one-star reviews on Amazon
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2016 5:33 AM CDT
Trolls Target Amy Schumer's New Book
Amy Schumer at the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Amy Schumer's new collection of essays, titled The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, currently sits at the No. 2 spot on Amazon's bestsellers list, with Heidi Stevens at the Chicago Tribune describing it as "a brave, vulnerable tale" that's also "hilarious." Its Amazon rating of 2.8 doesn't quite reflect that. That's because trolls perusing a subreddit dedicated to the now-defunct Opie and Anthony radio show have set out to sabotage the comedian by leaving fake one-star reviews, reports the Week. "Do your part. Submit more reviews. It's still too high at 2.4 stars," one Redditor wrote on Tuesday.

One recent one-star review reads simply, "Amy's book gets one half star because the book comes with a front and back cover.” Another notes, "Lena Dunham is fat." Except for a handful of two-star reviews, all others give the book five stars. "Ignore the low-life Redditors' fake, one star reviews. This is a great read," one reviewer writes. Another describes Schumer's "candid honesty and brilliant humor." If her book is any indication, Schumer will be ignoring the trolls. "I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will," she writes in the book. (More Amy Schumer stories.)

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