Amy Schumer DGAF About Trump Fan Backlash
Amy Schumer found herself in an awkward situation over the weekend in Tampa.
The comedian was in a battleground state for the upcoming Presidential election and therefore decided to try something different with the crowd.
She actually called a Donald Trump supporter up on stage because she wanted to pick his brain.
She wanted to know what a calm, reasonable and rational person would say was his basis for choosing Donald Trump to serve as the most powerful man in the world.
And this is what transpired:
Like we said: AWKWARD!
The man basically said he was voting for Trump as an anti-Hillary Clinton maneuver, which is likely how many Republicans would respond to this question.
After she thanked the man for his opinion, though, Schumer referred to Trump as an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”
And this got the crowd all riled up. Many started to boo. A handful got up and left.
Schumer seemed a bit taken aback by the response, telling security to find the people loudly voicing their negative viewpoints in order to escort them out of the arena.
But she tells Entertainment Weekly that she was actually totally cool with everything that transpired at the show.
“I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night!” Schumer told EW.
“I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We had a great time! We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth.
“I am proud to continue that tradition.”
Schumer never shies away from controversial topics, that much has been apparent for years now.
The Trainwreck star has opened up about her first sexual experience… told everyone how old she was when she gave her first blow job… and spoken out on our need for gun control.
So it’s not as though she’s afraid to wade into scandalous waters.
But we’re still guessing she wasn’t prepared to actually get booed on stage. That has to be jarring for any comic, no matter how long you’ve been cracking jokes in front of people.
Does this mean she’ll tone down her act moving forward? We strongly doubt it.
But she may think twice about going off script in such a manner as to actually call someone up on stage.
There are any number of directions such a stunt could go in and most are not positive.