On last night's episode of "Inside Amy Schumer," the comedienne debuted her latest musical parody, this one, a play on One Direction's first single, “What Makes You Beautiful.”
Schumer, a vocal feminist and social activist, used the parody, called “Girl, You Don't Need Makeup,” to challenge female beauty standards.
The first verse mirrors the boy band's original; the lyrics insist a woman doesn't need makeup to be beautiful. But by the second verse, Schumer's lyrics take a realistic turn:
The message: Contrary to what One Direction's lyrics suggest, our culture still holds women to impossible standards of beauty.
Before the episode aired, Schumer posted a makeup-free selfie to Instagram and called for fans to do the same, using the hashtag #GirlYouDontNeedMakeup.
The response was overwhelming; thousands of women (and men) joined in to support Schumer's positive message.
Later, she tweeted her gratitude, writing,
Check out the parody up top, and see some of the inspiring and beautiful #GirlYouDontNeedMakeup selfies below.
Amy Schumer asked women to post makeup-free selfies in honor of her parody, "Girl You Don't Need Makeup."
Shortly after she posted, the responses came flooding in.
Schumer's goal was to challenge socially defined beauty norms...
...and to encourage self-acceptance.
This isn't the first time Schumer used her fame to promote a social movement.
The comedienne's "Friday Night Lights" parody tackled sexual assault.
She was overwhelmed by the positive responses to her message.
And thanked fans for joining her movement.
Support the cause by sharing your own #GirlYouDontNeedMakeup pic on Instagram or Twitter.
Citations: Amy Schumer asks for no makeup selfies and shes getting badass responses (Mashable)