200 Trump Fans Boo And Walk Out Of Amy Schumer Show In Tampa

by Meredith Bland
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Trump fans boo and walk out of Amy Schumer show in Florida

On Sunday night, during a stand-up show in Tampa Bay, Florida, Trump fans started booing comedian Amy Schumer and an estimated 200 of them walked out after she started criticizing the Republican nominee for president. Because if there’s one thing those freedom-loving patriots won’t stand for, it’s someone who disagrees with them.

It all started when Schumer, in a bid to understand what the fuck (and making clear that it was not her plan to shame anyone), brought a Trump supporter named Dave up on stage to explain why he plans to vote for Trump. “Because I can’t trust Hillary,” he said. “Ok,” said Schumer, “and why can you trust Trump?” Dave says that he thinks Trump can protect us. (Because Trump is cool with bombs and war and stuff, I think? You know. Safe things.) Schumer then asked, “Do you get worried at all, with how impulsive he is, that he gets so fired up from Saturday Night Live doing a skit on him…do you worry that he’ll get us into a lot of fucking trouble that we can’t get out of?” Dave replied, “I’m not really voting for Trump, I’m voting against Hillary.”

Schumer then told him he could go ahead and sit down. Just go. Saying you don’t like Trump but you’re going to vote for him anyway because you hate Hillary more doesn’t make sense because Trump is the worst human being to ever walk the Earth. (He is. Really. I did a survey and also a study with methods and experiments that paid special attention to facts and morality. Conclusion? Worst ever.)

To be fair, Schumer does call Trump an “orange, sexual assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” But to be fair again, all of that is true.

Schumer then talked about how, as a sexual assault survivor herself, this past week has been pretty triggering. In a surprising and powerful moment, Schumer had the lights come up and asked anyone in the audience who had been sexually assaulted to stand up. It’s unclear how many people did, but Schumer taking a moment to do that was important because it puts faces to a crime that has, as she pointed out, affected one in six women. And p.s., one of our presidential candidates has done it numerous times. But, you know, a woman’s right to control what happens to her own body has been dismissed for years by many on the right, so I guess it shouldn’t surprise us that some also feel that whether or not a possible president grabbed a woman’s vagina isn’t that important. The message that Trump and his surrogates are putting out is that women’s bodies exist for the pleasure and scrutiny of men, and it’s okay for them to do whatever they want with us because of ISIS. Seriously. Trump basically said just that at the last debate.

Amy Schumer is a liberal and a feminist. She has spoken out for gun control in the past, and no one who attends her shows should expect that she isn’t going to talk about what is the most important election of our lives. And for those who don’t want to listen, we understand that talking about your nominee makes you sad and uncomfortable. We get that. But, as Schumer put it, this subject is too important to put aside:

“I know you’re here to laugh, but you know what? You choose your life. You choose the way you want to live your life. And this is too important, so we’re going to spend five minutes talking about it. You have every right to go to the bathroom, or you can leave, whatever you want, but for five minutes I’m going to talk about stuff. It’s up to you.”

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