Has Amy Schumer alienated half of the country?
Amy Schumer isn’t exactly cozying up to roughly half of the country these days. Will that come back to bite her on her lower back tattoo this May when her new movie hits theaters?
Last year, the “Trainwreck” star laced her Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer” with gun control propaganda. That’s rarely the best way to make second amendment supporters laugh, especially when she got a wee bit fuzzy with her facts.
Her latest Netflix comedy special found Schumer mocking gun aficionados in the most demeaning way possible. To Schumer, anyone who doesn’t agree with her gun control proposals is a cross-eyed hick who lives in a trailer.
That can’t top what she said following Donald Trump’s shocking Election Day victory. She fired off an Instagram message savaging Trump in the wake of his historic upset. That’s par for the course for today’s stars. To celebrities, Trump is Hitler without the signature arm band.
Schumer didn’t stop at attacking Trump, though. She also blasted those who supported Trump over his monumentally flawed opponent, Hillary Clinton.
“People who voted for him you are weak. You are not just misinformed. You didn’t even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word email but what was in the emails? You have no clue. Well I’ll tell you if you’re able to read this far through the holes in your sheets. They said nothing incriminating.” [Quote via HollywoodinToto.com. ]
Again, Schumer’s facts are fuzzy, to be as kind as possible. That’s not the point. She actively taunted large swaths of the country.
Some voters chose Trump as a way to shake up a system they saw as corrupt. Others despised Clinton so much they held their nose and pulled the proverbial lever. The rest simply adored Trump’s Make America Great Again mantra and couldn’t wait to see him as their Commander in Chief.
Those nuances didn’t matter to Schumer. If you voted for Trump, she wants nothing to do with you.
Except … she might not mind you buying tickets for her upcoming movie “Snatched.”
The comedy teams Schumer with Oscar winner Goldie Hawn. The pair play a mother and daughter duo kidnapped in a foreign land. The trailer looks amusing, and it’s great to see Hawn back on the big screen after a protracted absence. Her last acting gig came back in 2002 with “The Banger Sisters.”
Will Red State audiences eagerly line up to see the new film? Or will they remember all of Schumer’s smug, nasty comments and decide to spend their leisure cash elsewhere?
It’s a question that doesn’t just apply to Schumer. Some of today’s biggest stars have said nasty things about President Trump and his voters, too. And Trump Train passengers tend to have skin as thin as their preferred politician.
It’s more than that, though. Hollywood virtually en masse has been attacking Trump and his red state brigade in ways we haven’t seen before. It’s not just liberal politics as usual. Director Joss Whedon of “The Avengers” fame recently called Trump voters “uncaring and obnoxious.”
Recent Oscar nominee Michael Shannon suggested Trump voters were “ready for the urn.”
Will conservatives swallow very, very hard and pay to see Shannon’s next movie? What about Whedon’s?
We’ll learn just what impact Schumer’s vitriol has on her box office fortunes come May 12. That’s the day “Snatched” gets a nationwide release. Here’s betting some conservatives can’t wait to let Schumer know what they think of her … by staying far away from theaters that weekend.