Amy Schumer apologizes for 'racist' jok
- 2 years ago
Amy Schumer's brand of unapologetic comedy has won her some devout fans, but it has also drawn in a fair share of critics.
While Schumer has unofficially taken on the designation of "feminist comedian," it's her jokes on race that have landed her in hot water. The comedian felt enough pressure from her audience on the subject that she wrote a lengthy statement in late June saying that she was not a racist and that she will "joke about things you like and I will joke about things you aren't comfortable with."
But in a recent Twitter post Monday, Schumer was more apologetic about the jokes on race that she made during her stand-up comedy days.
In response to a tweet from Martine Joelle asking Schumer about her thought process in writing the joke, "I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual," Schumer shared another note on her Twitter:
"I wrote this joke 2 years ago," Schumer said in her note. "I used to do a lot of short dumb jokes like this. I played a dumb white girl on stage. I still do sometimes. Once I realized I had more eyes and ears on me and had an influence I stopped telling jokes like that onstage."
Schumer added, "I am evolving as an artist. I am taking responsibility and hope I haven't hurt anyone. I apologize if I did."
Schumer's profile has been rising lately with her upcoming feature film Trainwreck and the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. Trainwreck comes to theaters July 17.