Amy Schumer Leaving The Country? Comedian Reflects On Donald Trump Winning Election
Amy Schumer was one of many celebrities to announce that they would be leaving the country if Donald Trump was to win the election, and now that he has, many are wondering if she is still planning on packing her bags.
Schumer was very vocal about her distaste for Trump and her support for his opponent, Hillary Clinton. According to Entertainment Weekly, Schumer spoke in a previous interview about her plans post-election if Hillary wasn’t elected, saying she would move to London. However, in a lengthy Instagram post, Amy explained that she made that comment “in jest,” and was not planning on moving. She also said she was heartbroken over the results, and feared for those who would be growing up with Donald Trump as their leader.
“First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest,” the comedian wrote. “Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser.
“Like the rest of us I am grieving today. My heart is in a million pieces. My heart breaks for my niece and my friends who are pregnant bringing children into the world right now.”
Amy’s Instagram post also called out Trump supporters, referring to them as “weak” and “misinformed.”
“Like everyone else I am horrified that people believed these bumper sticker slogans filled with hate he spewed,” her post continued. “People who voted for him you are weak. You are not just misinformed. You didn’t even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word email but what was in the emails? You have no clue.”
Amy Schumer now claims she was only joking when she vowed to leave America if Trump won. Imagine my shock. https://t.co/mQIb7UAIBS
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 10, 2016
After Amy finished bashing Donald and his supporters, she went on to show her continued support for Hillary Clinton. She defended her over the email controversy, and said she would have taken care of everyone in the U.S.
“She [Hillary] dedicated her entire life to public service and got our children Heath care and education without discrimination,” Schumer wrote. “He didn’t pay his workers. Started a fake college. Ripped people off. Never paid his taxes and sexually assaulted women and on and on. She would have taken care of us. I personally would have had to pay higher taxes. All the celebrities backing her would have. People asked how much I was paid to stand with her. Nothing. None of us were paid a dollar. We would have had to pay a lot more because we are fortunate enough to make a high income. But we all wanted to do it to take care of the people in need. She was fighting to take care of you kicking and screaming babies. Yelling about emails you know nothing about and not liking her clothes or her hair she wanted to protect you even you.”
Amy Schumer concluded her post by explaining how furious she is over the election results, and grieving over what could have been.
“Well you’ve gotten what you asked for and now you can watch the sky open up,” she said. “Literally. I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love who know what’s right and I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catch phrases. She would have protected you. Today we grieve tomorrow we begin again. Yes this quote is fake but it doesn’t matter.”
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