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Old 07-01-2015, 02:47 AM
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Amy Schumer responds to criticism by insisting she’s not racist, just funny

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Amy Schumer has responded to a piece in the Guardian which scrutinized racially insensitive jokes from her stand-up special and recent stint hosting the MTV Movie Awards. In it, author Monica Heisey mused about whether a Schumer backlash would be inevitable given her sudden ubiquity.

“While there’s no denying that Schumer is an incredible talent, the material that doesn’t make the next morning’s feminist Facebook shares doesn’t fare quite so well under scrutiny,” Heisey wrote.

In a response she tweeted Sunday afternoon, Schumer wrote, “I ask you to resist the urge to pick me apart. Trust me. I am not a racist. I am a devout feminist and lover of all people. My fight is for all people to be treated equally.”

These complaints about Schumer have simmered as her star has risen, but Schumer felt compelled to answer them on the eve of the release of her new movie, “Trainwreck.”

It’s interesting the Schumer would request that critics “resist the urge to pick [her] apart,” given that it comes with the territory she’s entered. Heaven knows the Internet spent the better part of two days picking apart Trevor Noah after it was announced that he would be the new host of the “Daily Show.” As her career continues to grow in stature, of course Schumer is going to face more critical analysis of her comedy, especially if she insists on carrying on the mantle of feminism. And part of that analysis is examining whether Schumer’s feminism is intersectional. It would appear that it is not.

Last month, in a piece for the Daily Dot, Anne Thériault argued that Schumer had essentially been granted a pass on jokes that were insulting to minorities because the culture has been so eager to embrace her as the new, fresh comedic voice of feminism.

“… while her work is being called subversive and transgressive, the truth is that many of her jokes aren’t as enlightened as they might seem,” Thériault wrote. “Take, for example, a bit where she says, ‘I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual!’ No matter how you parse this joke, it’s racist and awful. It’s not a smart critique of rape culture. It’s a white woman blithely saying that all Latino men are rapists.”
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well, the good thing is I never heard of her......
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well, the good thing is I never heard of her......
Her whole shtick is that she is a somewhat fat chick and a skank.
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Her whole shtick is that she is a somewhat fat chick and a skank.
You make her sound like she's a Palin.
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You make her sound like she's a Palin.
Palin ain't no "fat chick" though...

She is or was pretty hot...

Hillary?

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You make her sound like she's a Palin.
Palin derangement syndrom: When liberals are so threatened by a beautiful, intellegent,strong woman that the feminazies wish they could be, so they make lame attacks like the one quoted. Eight years since she was a news item yet they still have to make their lame remarks.
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