Trump supporters booed, walked out of Amy Schumer’s show in Tampa, Florida

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This election has been a months-long extravaganza of nasty accusations, terrible shenanigans and strange bedfellows. I never thought I would see Julian Assange cozying up to Vladimir Putin’s anti-democratic apparatchik, nevermind Assange’s tacit complicity with the hard-right, neo-fascists within America. I never thought that we would see so many conservative newspapers and hard-right conservatives endorse Hillary Clinton. And I never thought I would find myself nodding my head in agreement with what Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer say about politics.

Here’s something strange though: if you’re a Donald Trump supporter, why in the world would you go to see an Amy Schumer stand-up show? You know Amy is a Clinton supporter. You know she’s going to talk about politics, feminism and more. If you go to Schumer’s stand-up show and you’re a Trump supporter, you’re basically just going to the show to be a nuisance, to get mad about something you already knew was going to happen. That’s what happened last night in Tampa, Florida. During Amy’s show, she talked about Trump, sexual assault and politics. And people got so mad!

About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer’s comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.” Loud booing from a vocal, but small minority of the arena crowd started about halfway through the show, when Schumer’s raunchy humor veered into more topical matters topics, including gun control and the presidential election. She has been a vocal advocate for stricter gun laws since a man opened fire during a showing of her movie Train Wreck last year, killing two young women, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, in Louisiana, and was an early Hillary Clinton supporter.

She made it clear she doesn’t understand how people can support Trump. At one point, she asked for a Trump supporter – preferably one with sleeves, she told security personnel – to join her up on stage to explain their enthusiasm for Trump. One fellow did, but he said he was voting for Trump mainly because he doesn’t trust Clinton. When some audience members booed, the actor/comedian invited them to leave and also asked security to remove anyone booing.

“I don’t want to hear that. We wanted to have a good night without distractions with the politics,” said Bryon Nfinger. “It’s a bit much,” echoed his wife, Chrissy Nfinger.

They both said everybody has a right to their opinion but thought Schumer went on too long.

“The show became political. I definitely didn’t come to hear this,” said Ryan Atwood.

While alluding the allegations of sexual impropriety against Trump, Schumer asked anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault to stand, and dozens did. Schumer was sexually assaulted herself, she revealed in her recently published book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.


[From Tampa Bay Times]

Like, did these people JUST hear about Amy Schumer an hour before the show? How do you end up an Amy Schumer show and not understand that she’s going to talk about raunchy stuff AND politics? Nevermind that every single comedian doing stand-up this fall is probably doing political stuff because THAT IS WHAT IS TOPICAL. Anyway, it sounds like Amy was trying to be fair – she invited a Trump supporter up to speak and she threw out people who booed him. You can read some of the positive and negative tweets here.

Also: before her show, Amy registered voters at a Clinton-sponsored event in Tampa. Her button says “Make America Ferrera Again.”

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28 Responses to “Trump supporters booed, walked out of Amy Schumer’s show in Tampa, Florida”

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  1. Nicole says:

    So clearly these people have never seen a minute of her standups or her show then because she always riffs on politics.

    Still don’t like her though

  2. Patricia says:

    First time I have EVER felt a good feeling toward Amy. Donald Trump, the great uniter hahahaha.

  3. Emily says:

    I HATE people who say things like “we just want to be entertained…why does everything have to be about politics??” Especially this year. You didn’t think Amy Schumer was going to say one thing about Trump??? How could she spend her entire act making sex jokes and not address America’s current #1 sexual assaulter? How dumb can you be? If you don’t want to hear anything negative about Trump, stay at home and watch Fox News.

    • Lisa says:

      I saw this on debate night too… One of the comedians I follow was live tweeting his thoughts during the debate and some of the commenters said “we don’t follow you for your political opinions, we follow you to entertain us” and I just thought, wow, so this guy can’t have ANY other thoughts or feelings except to be entertaining to you… Sometimes it’s like these people stop being humans once they enter the spotlight.

    • Embee says:

      And it’s her damned show She can talk about whatever she wants. I find these people who feel they have the right to tell the entertainer what they can say terrifying. It’s a hop and skip away from censorship.

      • Algernon says:

        I also find that people who say this are usually not progressive. They don’t want it to come up because they know if it does they’ll be painted as the wrong side of history. It’s like people who are mad about Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem. The people I know fall into three groups: people who support him, people who don’t care because it’s not bothering them and have no real opinion other than “there’s too much $h!t before the game anyway”, and people who get mad about it. The “get mad about it” crowd is across the board conservative and very politically sensitive and I think it’s because they *know* they are wrong and that in fifty years their grandchildren will be embarrassed of them. So they don’t want politics brought up in any sphere that isn’t controlled by their side because then they have to deal with the knowledge, somewhere in their hearts, that they *are* on the wrong side.

    • lightpurple says:

      It is like the people who show up at Springsteen shows and are shocked that he talks about poverty and unemployment and veterans services and politics and stuff. Did they never listen to his lyrics?

      • JenniferJustice says:

        That is so true. They are the boneheads who think “Born in the U.S.A.” is a tribute to blind patriotism because they haven’t listened to the words to understand it’s actually calling America out for how vets were treated after Vietnam. God I love Bruce. Thanks for bringing him up.

    • susiecue says:

      AMEN to all of these comments!!

  4. Kimma says:

    I don’t like Amy Schumer, but I love that this happened…because I’m sure she just doesn’t give a hoot that they left. If I were her, I’d be happy the deplorables were gone..Sad to hear there are still more than 200 trump supporters out there anyways!

  5. Flan says:

    I find Trump’s supporters and their hate offensive.

  6. minx says:

    Wait until Trump loses…

    • AG-UK says:

      oooh from your mouth to God’s ears please please make it so. I don’t want to take a day off work on 9th November as a mourning day. I can’t wait for this to be over… I don’t live in the US but we ear our fair share I have posted my ballot last week.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I have a feeling most supporters will stealthily crawl under a nearby rock and we’ll hear a very loud silence from them…..*crickets*

  7. JudyK says:

    I’d have booed her, too, and it would have had nothing to do with the Trump jokes.

    • JWQ says:

      I was about to write something like this. :)

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      I was going to say I would walk out of her shows too, but because I do not think she is all that funny. I find her to her so overrated, but to each their own.

  8. Susan says:

    Haha Amy, take those idiots’ money and run! Seriously, this is awesome that they paid for the show and then walked out in a huff. Are there more ways to drain cash from them?

  9. Nic919 says:

    The Trump supporters are idiots. She got visible with the gun control issue last year by working with her uncle Chuck Schumer a Democrat.

    So where are they going next, a Bill Maher show?

  10. kimbers says:

    Oh well.

  11. Lorelai says:

    I do understand the “I just want to be entertained” sentiment, especially right now, because god knows our brains all need a rest from this constant barrage of negative election-related BS.

    However, going to a stand-up comedian’s show probably isn’t the best way to escape the current political climate. Stay home and binge-watch the Harry Potter marathon or something, you know?

  12. bcgirl says:

    wth? She asked victims of sexual assault to stand?
    that is just…wrong.

    • RuddyZooKeeper says:

      I’m sure she means well — solidarity and all that. But my child in middle school says that the culture now dictates that unless you are the victim of something really heinous and have that label to wear, that story to tell, that “victimhood” to live in … then you aren’t really anybody. And the more unique and horrible the trauma, the higher your social standing. Because the more likely it is you’ll go viral? It’s all down to how interesting you are now. So to my kid, the shame is being outed as the person NOT standing up. How weird is this becoming?

      • Lorelai says:

        @RuddyZooKeeper that is so, so profoundly disturbing. I am not looking forward to my child entering tween years.

        I believe what your child said, but Christ, how twisted is that?? What kinds of values are these kids learning?

      • Robin says:

        Makes you wonder how many of the stories are made up so the person can be “interesting”. Pretty sad.

  13. KasySwee says:

    Not sure why Assange’s association with Putin or right-wing extremist should surprise anyone. He has repeatedly said he’s not a liberal or a socialist. He’s an arch-libertarian pro-market technocrat, and while he’ll winkingly let people think he’s either liberal or a “soft” libertarian, he’s actually pretty right-wing and is opposed to governments that he sees as interfering with his vision of a a Brave New Technocratic World. Anyone hostile towards his favorite targets he sees as potential allies. Basically he believes the markets should govern, and what he advocates in terms of government transparency isn’t for the sake of social justice, despite his and Wikileaks’ occasional attempts to exploit outrage of social justice issues to further their own agenda (I say this as an ardent supporter of Chelsea Manning, whom despite any association she had with Assange in the past, is a hero in my view). Wikileaks’ idea of transparency is really done in hope of weakening government power so markets, in particular technology markets, can have greater and freer reign (as if they don’t have enormous clout already) and more influence over government policies. He wants governments to cooperate nicely with interests the global markets, while labor protection, civil rights, economic justice, environment, any that liberal jazz have no place in his views. He really isn’t a nice guy, politically. In fact, his views are pretty dangerous, IMO. They are literally one step over from textbook fascism on the political spectrum. Just instead of it being just in Italy or Spain, he wants it to be global.

    Oh yeah, and Amy Schumer…can’t say I’m a fan, so whatevs.

  14. sensible says:

    I am not surprised by Assange at all, I always found Snowden fleeing to Russia problematic too.