Amy Schumer Tells Comics There Is a Comedy Topic That Should Be Off Limits
Amy Schumer says she is tired of hearing men joke about their ignorance. Specifically, she’s done with hearing male comics on stage saying they don’t know how to act around women now. She’s sick of comedians joking that they’re afraid to be alone in a room with a woman, or asking if its okay to say hello. “STOP.” she wrote on Twitter.
Schumer feels that the joke belittles victims who have been wronged. “Stop making fun of the terror and indignity most have us have faced in our lives,” she wrote after pointing out that somewhere between 1 in 3 and 1 in 6 women are victims of assault.
To those who are actually confused about how to act, she suggests they simply ask, “and don’t make it a joke,” she wrote, adding “because that’s harmful and we don’t want to hear that kind of joke right now. Mmmmmkay?”
Schumer has always been considered part of the “no topic off limits” comedians, and several of Schumer’s comedy friends tell jokes that sound a lot like the ones mentioned in her tweets. She’s not naming names.
It will be interesting to see if her comments have any effect.