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Hundreds of fans booed and walked out of the comedian’s show in Tampa, Florida Sunday night after she went rogue and started skewering Trump halfway through her set. The show housed 10,000 fans before the rant, but after a couple hundred filed out, an estimated 8,400 remained.
In a statement to Vanity Fair, Schumer said:
“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.”
If it weren’t for celebrities telling us what’s good for us, how the hell would the world keep spinning? See the shitty part about reaching an insanely high level of fame is that at some point they all feel like they need to adopt an issue. At every award show, we’re face fucked with condescending ‘WAKE UP, PEOPLE!’ speeches about nuanced issues that the speaker is usually never qualified to speak on.
Al Gore Leonardo DiCaprio took the time during his long-awaited Oscar speech to lecture us on climate change or some shit. Cool dude, I’ll start recycling instead of just throwing my waste in the bin that’s less full. Thanks for the life changer. Keep fucking all of our mothers and then tell us how to live our lives, Leo. Seems fair.
Schumer is completely wrapped up in the soap box comedy routine, where although her message isn’t egregious, it’s just divisive and exhausting. Plus, the foundation of Amy’s ascension to comedy superstar was her ability to be comically relatable. Now she’s swerving out of her lane and inviting a dude onstage who likely paid hundreds to see her speak into a microphone to shame his beliefs. Imagine a celebrity really passionate about political issues who, instead of ‘using their platform’ to condition their fans, just voted in accordance to their beliefs like the fucking rest of us.
P.S. Kinda surprised Schumer is still alive after pissing off so many Floridians. Count your lucky stars, Amy