Amy Schumer upset as many as 200 fans at her show in Tampa, Fla., when she started criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday.
Nearly half way into her set, Schumer started talking about politics and at one point called Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” Audience members weren’t too happy with her jokes, and some started booing her, while others walked out.
Schumer, 35, read an open letter and apologized to her upset fans in Tampa, who abruptly walked out of her show while at her Madison Square Garden show two days later in New York City.
“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,” Schumer told her fans. “How did I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?”
“After this show, I want you to know 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 will vote for him and the very poor people who were tricked into it,” she went on to say as the crowd laughed.
“And Tampa, I am so sorry. I shouldn’t have said that he was an orange, sexually-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” Schumer said as the crowd began to cheer. “I will never again say that he is an orange, sexually-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”
Schumer thanked her fans who attended her show in Tampa and those who were in the audience at Madison Square Garden.