Amy Schumer got heckled and booed at her own show as the audience didn’t appreciate her joke on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Daily Mail estimated that about 200 people walked out of the show at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Sunday night.
It was the night when the Trainwreck actress called the former The Apprentice reality show host an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”
The 35-year-old comedian is known for her propensity to shock people with what she says. In hindsight, she really invited trouble to the skit by asking a Trump supporter to go on stage, “preferably one with sleeves,” to justify why they will be voting for the billionaire.
One man (yes, he had long sleeves on) walked up on stage and explained that he didn’t like Hillary Clinton. But she didn’t stop there. She prodded the man to share if he’s at all worried about Trump’s unpredictability.
“Do you worry he’ll be impulsive and get us in a lot of f—ing trouble we can’t get out of?”
That’s when the audience started booing and heckling.
“Of course, we’re in Florida, you’re going to boo,” the unfazed Schumer told the crowd. “I know you’re here to laugh, but you choose how you’re going to live your life, and it’s just too important. Just so you know, from now on, if you yell out, you’re gonna get thrown out.”
Schumer then told security to escort from the venue those who continue to heckle her. Not missing a beat, she told the audience that the presidential election in November is too important and “we’re going to spend five minutes talking about it.”
The Tampa Bay Tribune interviewed some of the people who walked out of the show, and they claimed that the comedian just veered too far away from the main purpose of the show, which was to make people laugh.
Couple Bryon and Chrissy Infinger both said that they came in wanting to “have a good night,” but found themselves watching a spectacle where Schumer was shoving her politics down everybody’s throats.
“It’s a bit much,” Chrissy said.
Another audience member, Ryan Atwood, added, “The show became political. I definitely didn’t come to hear this.”
they interviewed many and it turns out almost all weren’t even Trump supporters. said they just couldn’t watch her???? https://t.co/9NL7QGbp4e
— SuperDuperPredator (@M3DAZE) October 18, 2016
This is not exactly surprising considering that Schumer has been very vocal about her support for Clinton, said the New York Times.
She later released a statement following the incident, “I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”
There are also two issues which Schumer is very passionate about, which are gun control and sexual violence.
Last year, during the showing of Trainwreck at the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, John Russel Houser opened fire on the audience, killing Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. Seven people also landed in the hospital during that tragic incident. The gunman committed suicide by turning his gun on himself during a police chase.
Meanwhile, Schumer previously revealed in an interview with Marie Claire’s August issue that two of her sexual experiences from previous boyfriends were not consensual. In fact, one of them took her virginity back when she was still 17-years-old.
Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by models, beauty pageant contestants, and subordinates during parties, events, and even in the workplace. A new video released by the Washington Post showed inappropriate behavior and statements from the GOP candidate, including one where he said that in order to get women, “Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
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