After Amy Schumer repeatedly criticized Donald Trump and called him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster” at her show Sunday night show in Tampa’s Amalie Arena nearly 200 people reportedly walked out.
Apparently, the audience became upset when the comedian turned to politics. The Tampa Bay Times reported that the booing began “about halfway through the show when Schumer’s raunchy humor veered into more topical matters topics, including gun control and the presidential election.” One unhappy audience member, Ryan Atwood, told the Times, “The show became political. I definitely didn’t come to hear this.”
But it’s not as if Schumer’s politics are kept secret from the public. In March, Schumer officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
During the show, Schumer mocked Trump’s issue with SNL’s presidential debate parody, which he called a “hit job” that was evidence of the media “rigging” the election on Twitter. Schumer reportedly asked: “Do you worry he’ll be impulsive and get us in a lot of fucking trouble we can’t get out of?”
She went onto to make it clear that she doesn’t understand people who support Trump. As anyone who is familiar with Schumer’s stand up knows, she’s not shy when it comes to interacting with the audience. Thus, it’s not surprising that 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 brave man took the stage and explained 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 asked security to remove anyone booing.
She continued discussing Trump’s comments revealed on a leaked tape, “You know what I love?” she reportedly asked. “A famous guy that will just take me furniture shopping and just straight up grab my pussy.”
Then in a powerful moment, according to the Times, Schumer held a moment of solidarity with survivors of sexual assault by asking anyone who had been a victim to stand. Dozens rose from their seats.