Pregnant Amy Schumer keeps posting puking videos: gross or understandable?

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I’m one of those people who gets sick to my stomach when I see someone else getting sick. If it’s in a movie and is obviously fake (e.g. that awesome Elijah Wood movie I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore) it doesn’t bother me like a real video or worse, someone in person doing it. If I can smell it I might have to throw up too. So I got kind of pukey after seeing Amy Schumer’s latest vomiting video and I’m still making that disgusted face grimace frown. If I wasn’t writing about this I wouldn’t have watched the video, where Amy brings us into a public bathroom when she does the deed. I’m posting it here because what the hell plus I want to spread the disgust, like that video from The Ring. Amy is in her second trimester of pregnancy and had to be hospitalized briefly about a month ago for hyperemesis, which is severe nausea in pregnancy and can be serious. She had to postpone some standup dates due to that, but she’s also gone through with many, like the one she did an hour and a half after recording this video.

This isn’t even the first video Amy has posted where she’s throwing up. On November 28, Amy posted a video where she’s getting sick into a cup in the passenger seat of a car. That one was shot by a documentarian who is filming her for an upcoming special. She wrote that it was her response to racist Cindy Hyde-Smith winning her runoff victory in Mississippi so props for that. After that incident Amy went on to perform that night, but then she took time to rest and canceled some dates. She’s back at it now though despite the fact that she’s still getting sick.

When I was pregnant I only got sick the first trimester. I memorably threw up a little on the street when walking home after a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. It must suck to be sick like that throughout your entire pregnancy, I can’t imagine what that’s like. It’s bad enough to deal with the acid reflux, the water retention, having to pee all the time and not being able to get comfortable when you’re trying to sleep.

As for whether this is disgusting, yes it is. However a lot of women can relate, she’s showing the reality of some pregnancies and I’m giving Amy a pass. She’s trying to show fans who paid for tickets how bad she feels and yet she’s still putting on shows. Plus she’s probably one of those people who can watch other people throw up and not feel anything. I would say I envy those people because I wish I was like that, but I suspect they’re just cold-hearted. (Don’t @me I’m only stirring up sh-t.)

Also Amy is doing a clothing line for women of all sizes, it’s called Le Cloud and launches at Saks Off Fifth in a few days. (Not an ad, I’m just giving specifics. Some of these photos are from an ad she shot for it at the end of October.) Unlike other celebrity clothing lines Amy does seem committed to providing options for all women, and not just doing it for marketing purposes. They have solid dark color basics and I would wear the clothing. I try to mix it up but I usually end up wearing black and grey separates.

How cute is Amy with her dad?

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  1. Alissa says:

    I feel like she could easily talk about her struggles with being sick without actually showing it and that would still help other pregnant women going through the same thing. I think this is supposed to be funny? I don’t know, seeing videos of people getting sick doesn’t make me sick but it is gross.

    • Jag says:

      You said exactly what I was going to say. Talk about it, but don’t show it, Amy. That’s just disgusting.

    • mtam says:

      @ Alissa
      Totally agree. She could bring awareness and talk about missing work because of it and it would be just as effective.

      Basically watching anyone throw up is disgusting, and for a lot of people it definitely triggers a negative reaction, and I think that’s what she’s banking on. I think she’s showing it for shock value cause she knows it attracts trolls, and this way she can muster some fake feminist outrage about how their reaction is sexist cause this is natural during pregnancy, etc… She’s just trying to stir up drama cause that’s what her career seems to be based ln now.

      • ann carter says:

        seriously, how desperately must one NEEEEEED attention to post this ?? I wish she’d get some therapy.

  2. babsjohnson says:

    GROSS. Even if relatable, you just don’t have to post everything. Crazy, I know.
    I’ve always been very anxious about vomiting. When I was a teen I had a phase when I was so afraid of vomiting in public that I was nauseous all the time. It was awful. Thankfully I had nausea only once when pregnant and never vomit. I feel for women who have bad nausea or hyperemesis. But, again, you don’t have to post it because GROSS.

  3. Beth says:

    Is there ANYTHING a person won’t post on social media for attention? I understand pregnancy is rough, and a lot of throwing up happens, but I don’t want to watch a video of someone else barfing. Amy needs a hobby instead of taking these videos and posting them. I don’t know if she thinks these videos are funny, but it’s not.

  4. AmandaPanda says:

    No one needs to see videos of anyone else being sick.

    I’m almost done with my second hyperemesis pregnancy so can relate to how awful it is to have to barf and then go straight back to work – I’ve thrown up at least a couple of times a day for my entire pregnancy (am 35w now) despite being heavily medicated since 6w. My colleagues are used to me in the work loos now which is grim but unavoidable. But don’t share the vomit if you don’t have to!

  5. Kat says:

    Behold, the first ever woman to be pregnant and not feel well. I’m certainly not minimizing the sometimes annoying, sometimes disruptive, sometimes serious ,side effects of pregnancy, but come on. Maybe I just don’t like her and she has shades of Lena Dunham. Performative sickness, look at me, look at me!! Hopefully she has a healthy baby. I’m sure we will hear every minute detail of the labor, delivery and post partum experience. 🙄

  6. AnnaKist says:

    All women who are, or have been, pregnant and suffered with the horrors of morning sickness will relate to her suffering, because chucking up is never fun. Howeve, posting videos of herself spewing is just puerile. Just how old is this woman? Perhaps it’s that I’ve grown up in Australia and relate much better to British humour, but I’ve never found Amy Schumer at all funny. Eh, no skin off my nose, though, since not having any social media means I follow nobody and see none of this tosh.

  7. Lizzie says:

    as it turns out there is a way for me to like her less….

  8. Common Sense says:

    Hyperemesis gravidarum is a bitch, I honestly don’t think I can go through that again. It left me bedridden for 4 weeks unable to keep anything down, even water. The worst part was the constant spitting, I had to keep a spit and vomit bucket next to my bed because going to the bathroom was a huge effort. I didn’t have the energy to video tape me vomiting, not that I wanted to.

    • minx says:

      I had the spit cup, too. Everywhere, in the car, by my bed…
      My kids are 27 and 19 and I can still conjure up how I felt with HG. Ugh.

    • AmandaPanda says:

      Solidarity.

      This was me in my first pregnancy – it took a couple of hospital visits until I finally caved and accepted I needed to be medicated. This time round I got on the meds much earlier and they have helped.

      It’s awful and really spoils the idea of having lots of kids.

  9. Anastasia says:

    There is LITRALLY no need in the world to post or even take a video of yourself puking unless it’s for your doctor for medical reasons and he or she REQUESTED it.

    • billypilgrim says:

      Disgusting! I hope she gives her child some privacy and doesn’t post ad nauseum about him//her.
      Can you imagine living with this one 24/7?!?!
      Too much for me.

  10. Kristy says:

    I think she is a vile creature.

  11. CharliePenn says:

    Nasty nasty nasty. I just dealt with my toddler puking up garlic mashed potatoes last night… I do NOT need to see a grown woman puking. Nobody does! Good lord have a shred of decency Amy.

  12. Angie says:

    I’m pregnant with my third and am due around the same time Amy- and Royal Megan- are due…and yeah it’s def relatable but i wish she wouldn’t show it as much as she does. This pregnancy of mine has been my worst and her talking about it nonstop just triggers up my nausea to the point that I don’t want to relate to her. If that makes any sense? Either way, I hope she feels better soon, but enough posting about it please :/:/:/

    • HelloSunshine says:

      Same! I’m due around the same time and have bad nausea with each pregnancy. Just seeing the words “throwing up” and “vomit” makes me gag and flash back to all of the times I had to sit in front of the toilet because I couldn’t keep anything down.

      And what’s the point of filming it? Ugh. I get it, you want people to know how miserable it is because they don’t get it but ugh.

  13. paranormalgirl says:

    Good lord, she’s procreating. *sigh*

    I was absolutely miserable when I was pregnant. I hated every minute of being pregnant. I love the result, but hated the entire process following conception.

  14. Veronica says:

    Lol. I guess, working in medicine, I’m kind of unfazed by this sort of thing. Some people have a sort of bile fascination in witnessing stuff like this, so as long as it’s not a graphic photo or autoplay video, I’m fine with it.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Same here. It doesn’t gross me out, but it was kind of unnecessary. She could have muted the sound and just typed commentary.

  15. Moco says:

    Gross. But I feel like if she were cancelling show dates and not being graphic about how sick she is, she’s be getting criticized as well. “I was sick my whole pregnancy and I still worked, she needs to suck it up.” I think a lot of people, men and women, think women exaggerate how awful pregnancy can be. She’s being honest.

    • Veronica S. says:

      That was something I thought about when she posted this. How dangerous and hard pregnancy is on the body gets downplayed a lot in the media, partly out of sexism and partly out of intent because it would contradict the anti-choice narrative about it ~not being so bad.~ It is, of course, far more dangerous for those without resources, which is why the horrifically high rates of black female maternal mortality gets swept under the rug and are rarely discussed.

  16. Valerie says:

    eDgYYYY. She could, you know, just TALK about. Don’t make this a show and tell.

  17. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I think–and this is just my own opinion, obviously–that because she has had to postpone tour dates, she feels compelled to show that she is legit sick. I think it is disgusting, but if I took a bunch of money from thousands of people for a series of shows and then said, sorry, pregnant! Will reschedule at some point! Those fans might be pissed off, and she isn’t so beloved that she can afford to lose a ton of fans for cancelling lots of shows. I think it is simply a way to prove she is REALLY ill and not just Oh, yeah, pregnant. Remember when many of us assumed Duchess Kate was faking to get out of work when she claimed to have hyperemesis? Thus, we get Amy puking videos.

    I was nauseous but not pukey with all of my 3 pregnancies, and that was bad enough. I remember sitting in a restaurant, crying, because I was so hungry but could not bear to eat. Had I been puking, too, I think I would’ve lost all my marbles.

  18. Olive says:

    Really, really gross. Which is kind of her brand anyway.

  19. mtam says:

    Interesting how she was highly offended by and rejected the “plus-size” label but is now trying to profit from it.

    I get you don’t have to be plus-size yourself to create a size-inclusive brand. But speaking of Amy specifically it seemed she was annoyed and angry people saw her that way, so much so she spoke out against it. She is such a hypocrite though ‘cause as along as it works for her “comedy” and her career she will play up that image, but when she wants to be seen as “hot” or anything else she outright rejects being associated with that label. I just can’t stand her.

  20. Kathryn says:

    Relatable but still absolutely disgusting.

  21. girl_ninja says:

    Anything for attention. I don’t like her, but I’m hoping for a healthy baby for her and her husband.

  22. Levin says:

    I used to be an emetophobe. While I understand that the world today may be perceived as oversensitive, I don’t exaggerate when I say she should delete the post, and hey, maybe her account.

  23. Sunshine says:

    Those dogs are so effing cute! That’s all I got…

  24. TheOtherSam says:

    On a positive note, her clothing line looks cool. I love the grey jersey dress and red bootie combo worn by the woman on the right of her photo.

  25. Jo says:

    For some reason it doesn’t bother me… it’s raw and real.

  26. Ol' Miss says:

    OMG…this is nothing that anyone really wants to see! Or is it? Personally, I’m not a fan of her posting this.

  27. Riley says:

    It’s disgusting and there is no need! UGH! Other people puking makes me puke. I feel nauseous and I didn’t even watch!

  28. Wade says:

    Gross attention whoring.

  29. Beth says:

    I don’t like Amy Schumer and I don’t think she’s funny. That being said, she can post whatever puking video she wants and people don’t have to watch it. Personally, I can’t ecen watch people fake vomit on tv. I hate it. But since I don’t watch Amy in anything, ever, if I can avoid it, I don’t care that she’s doing this. Like seriously, so what? Was she ever going to be a normal pregnant person? She’s not a normal person. She’s a weird celebrity. Don’t watch her puking videos if you don’t want to and then it literally will not affect you at all. It’s what’s to be expected of her. She’s a weirdo.