Amy Schumer wrote an open letter to over 200 fans that jeered and walked out of her weekend stand-up show in Tampa, Florida, after she cracked jokes about Donald Trump, The Guardian is reporting.
The co-creator of the Inside Amy Schumer series read the letter out loud at another show Tuesday at the Madison Square Garden, New York, mocking those who heckled her and walked out of a show she held Sunday.
“Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?”
The Trainwreck actress jokingly promised to check into a rehabilitation center where she would be taught how to make people happy.
“After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people—who’ve been tricked into it.”
The American actress and producer closed the letter referencing the same joke that made many Trump supporters boo and leave her show during the weekend.
“I shouldn’t have said he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster…I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting-monster.”
Following the backlash she suffered for insulting Trump, Schumer had backtracked in an Instagram post that she would be clean up with her next performance. The 35-year-old had commended the 8,400 people who had remained in the dome and defended her Trump bashing saying that comedians make people laugh and also told them the truth.
At her Tampa show, Schumer had called a Trump supporter, “preferably one with sleeves” onstage and asked why he was voting for the 70-year-old businessman turned politician as the next president. The man had said he was voting for Trump because he did not like Hillary Clinton.
Amy Schumer had asked if the man was not worried that Trump’s unpredictable behavior could lead American into trouble. The audience had booed the comedian, and she had responded that “I know you’re here to laugh, but you choose how you’re going to live your life, and it’s just too important.”
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo author talked about the Republican Party candidate’s allegations of sexual misconduct, as well as the lewd tape leak of Trump making unsavory remarks about women in 2005. She also joked about the presidential hopeful fingering his daughter.
At this time, a portion of the audience had begun to show their discontent over Schumer’s political talk. The 35-year-old had taunted the disgruntled crowd by telling them to go and lose steam in the bathroom or leave. However, when the heckling continued, Amy Schumer threatened to have anyone who tried to sabotage her show thrown out, and over 200 members of the audience left of their own accord.
Schumer, who is a victim of sexual assault herself, is known for addressing contentious issues like gun control, politics, and sexual abuse during her shows. She recalled a shooting incident in Louisiana during the premiere of her movie Trainwreck, where two young women, Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breauz, were shot to death.
Amy was introduced at her New York show by pop icon Madonna. The 58-year-old woman had promised sexual favors to anyone who voted for Hillary Clinton in the November 8 elections.
In 2015, Schumer was named among Time‘s 100 most influential people. She has received praise from her peers for her rebellious, feminist approach to comedy and deftness for addressing social issues through humor. In 2016, she was accused of stealing jokes from another comedian, Tammy Pescatelli, who later admitted that she had gone too far.
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