Can fans love a comedian, but hate their politics?
Some members of Amy Schumer’s audience seemed to think so this weekend. Around 200 people walked out of her Tampa show when Schumer launched into a withering takedown of Donald Trump. The Tampa Bay Times reports some fans booed or walked out after Schumer called Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.”
Hey @amyschumer leave the political stuff out of your comedy shows. We came to laugh not talk politics. We can turn On CNN and NBC for that😊
— Luisa Metallo (@LuiGucci) October 17, 2016
It’s somewhat of a surprise that fans were caught off guard because Schumer isn’t known for suppressing her political views.
In fact, she has been very vocal about her opinions in the past. She’s advocated for Hillary Clinton on various talk show appearances, pushed for gun-control legislation and even features a callout in the back of her new book informing readers how they can take action on the issue. That’s all without mentioning the various sketches on her show that make her political standing crystal clear.
@amyschumer you ruined my night. spent 300 for a comedy show. Then you went on a political path that was rude and disrespectful to Tampa.
— Nick Poe (@Nicholaspoe) October 17, 2016