About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer’s comedy show in Tampa on Sunday after she mocked Donald Trump, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Halfway through her show, Schumer decided to get political, discussing gun control, the election, and, of course, Trump, calling him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” This isn’t much of a surprise—Schumer endorsed Hillary Clinton on Twitter back in March.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) March 30, 2016
Still, a small portion of the audience who didn’t appreciate the election talk began booing. Schumer told them they could leave and also asked security to start escorting them out.
“It’s too important,” Schumer told the audience. “So we’re going to spend five minutes talking about it.”
Schumer even brought an audience member up on stage and started questioning him on why he was voting for Trump. “Do you get worried at all with how impulsive he is, that he gets so fired up from ‘Saturday Night Live’ doing a skit on him?”
— WaywardBiscuit (@WaywardBiscuit) October 18, 2016
And people definitely took offense.
— Allison (@AlleeMG) October 17, 2016
Fans—well, probably former fans now—began criticizing Schumer on Twitter.
— Alex D M (@aimlessupdates) October 18, 2016
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
@amyschumer Keep politics to yourself. Tampa show tonight disappointment. Criticize Trump with your vulgarity. Hypocrite.
— Lesa Martino (@LesaLesa1234) October 17, 2016
@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 (@Nicholaspoe) October 17, 2016
@amyschumer is the drunk uncle that shoves his opinion down your throat when you don't give AF. "Just nod your head. He'll pass out soon."
— Hannah (@keenonhanny) October 18, 2016
So happy people walked out on Amy Schumer, we get it home girl, you have a liberal agenda, now try being funny ??
— CHVD THE DVD #PeeDad (@ilovepizza420) October 18, 2016
— waz (@waz1921) October 17, 2016
There’s definitely a way to incorporate current events into comedy, but Schumer wasn’t making jokes; she was pushing a clear political agenda, and heckling an audience member for his views because they didn’t match her own.
— James Harrington (@JimHwriting) October 18, 2016
Maybe next time leave the political diatribe out, Amy.