Amy Schumer Fires Back At Critics Who Called Her Racist & Explains Why She Turned Down Hosting The Daily Show!

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Amy Schumer just dropped the mic on her critics!

On Sunday, an article was published saying that the comedienne had “a shockingly large blind spot around race” in her stand up routines!

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Later that day, the Trainwreck star fired back in a lengthy picture post on Twitter, assuring that she will not “start joking about safe material,” writing:

“I will joke about things you like 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 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.”

The article calling Schumer out referenced a joke about Hispanic women that she told when she hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. In the opening monologue, the 34-year-old had described the movie Gone Girl as “the story of what one crazed white woman or all Latinas do if you cheat on them.”

Schumer assured her critics in her Twitter post that she was “a devout feminist and lover of all people,” and was fighting “for all people to be treated equally.”

The funny lady’s unrestricted comedy has resulted in her meteoric rise to fame. Schumer turned down the offer to be Jon Stewart‘s replacement on The Daily Show! She said:

“I was so honored to be asked and considered├óΓé¼┬ª.I thought, ├óΓé¼╦£Well, I could give everyone I love a job and we could all be together for five years.’ But picturing being in a building and knowing what I was going to do for five years├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥I love not knowing. And I’ve never done anything safe or to make money for that reason. So, you know, I said, ├óΓé¼╦£I can’t start now.'”

It looks like there’s no stopping this star!

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 29, 2015 11:38am PDT

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