If you are going to go see an Amy Schumer performance, you really don’t know what to expect. The comedian/actress/author was booed and walked out on in Tampa on Sunday after delivering a series of jokes Donald Trump’s way, including calling him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster” and asking one of his supporters to come on stage to discuss his choice to vote for the billionaire Republican. In response to the Tampa audience, the 35 year old decided to deliver an open letter to the city during her performance last night in New York City.
Schumer read the letter during her show in Madison Square Gardens, and started with “Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?” After receiving a much different response in New York than she did in Tampa, including the audience laughing at the joke, Schumer continued. “After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it! And Tampa, I’m so sorry. I shouldn’t have said that he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster. Shouldn’t have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster!”
The Tampa show wasn’t all negative though. After the brief altercation with the Trump supporters, the rest of the crowd, approximately 8400 people, stuck around to watch the rest of the show. “Of course, we’re in Florida, you’re going to boo,” Schumer said during the show. “I know you’re here to laugh, but you choose how you’re going to live your life, and it’s just too important.”