Around 200 angry fans walked out of an Amy Schumer show in Tampa, Florida on Sunday night after the comic started to make fun of a dude voting for Donald Trump. The most surprising thing about this? That there is even a slight crossover between the fan bases of Donald Trump and Amy Schumer.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, the trouble in the crowd started brewing about halfway through the show, when Schumer shifted towards some of her more political material. Anyone familiar with Schumer, knows that she keep her politics pretty out in the open, and this performance was no exception. She went into a lengthy bit on gun control, something she’s done a few times on stage since a shooter killed two young women at a showing of her movie Trainwreck last year, but it was apparently her comments on Trump that set off the already-irritated fans.
Schumer at one point referred to Trump as an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster” before asking that a (preferably sleeved) Trump supporter come on stage to try and present a convincing argument in the candidate’s favor. The supporter who was pulled on stage voiced his own frustrations with Hillary Clinton, which prompted some booing. Schumer told the upset fans that they were welcome to leave, and implored the venue’s security guards to remove people who were being disruptive.
All in all, the hecklers were a small, but vocal minority; of the 8,600+ fans in attendance, only about 200 walked out. For her part, Schumer doesn’t seem to be sweating it. In a statement to Vanity Fair, Schumer said: “I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night! I want to thank the 8400 people who stayed. We had a great time! We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”