Amy Schumer: 'Put down your torches before reading this'

This morning, Amy Schumer took to Twitter to share some thoughts about her comedy, what her fans should expect from her, and what they definitely should not (hint: she is NOT going to shy away from uncomfortable topics, like racism, so please don’t ask her to.)
In a two-picture post, Schumer screenshotted a “speech” she typed out on her notepad and then shared via Twitter with her fans.
Amy Schumer Screen Shot
Schumer has gained considerable popularity lately. Between her TV show, stand up and upcoming movie release for Trainwreck, you pretty much can’t go anywhere today without seeing or hearing her name.
And while her comedy can occasionally be offensive to some people, clearly Schumer has gained the fame and recognition she is enjoying today because she has done something right.
Case in point: Speaking her mind with total and brutal honesty, regardless of who it makes uncomfortable.
“I will joke about things you like,” said Schumer. “And I will joke about things you aren’t comfortable with. And that’s ok. Stick with me and trust I am joking. I go in and out of playing an irreverent idiot. That includes making dumb jokes involving race. I enjoy playing the girl who from time to time says the dumbest thing possible and playing with race is a thing we are not supposed to do which is what makes it so fun for comics. You can call it ‘blind spot for racism’ or ‘lazy’ but you are wrong. It is a joke and it is funny. I know that because people laugh at it. Even if you personally did not. I am not going to start hoking about safe material. And don’t ask that of me. I love what I do and I won’t let anyone take that away. I ask you to resist the urge to pick me apart. Trust me. I am not racist. I am a devout feminist and lover of all people. My fight is for all people to be treated equally. So move on to the next person who is more deserving of your scrutiny and not the girl in your corner. Sincerely Amy (a dirty half Jew)”
As always, Amy… Bravo!
[Lead image: Getty]


 

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