Amy Schumer’s Open Letter to Tampa

Amy Schumer’s Open Letter to Tampa 

Posted: 7:09 am Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

By Holly

In case you missed it, Amy Schumer’s show here in Tampa got pretty controversial on Sunday night. She brought up politics, calling Donald Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster”, which in part prompted about 200 people to leave Amalie Arena.

Last night she took the stage at Madison Square garden, and addressed the issue head-on with an open letter to those who walked out of her Tampa show.

“I’ve written an open letter to Tampa and I’d like to read it tonight,” she began. “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. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?”

Schumer continued reading, joking “After the show, I want you to know that 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 are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it!”

“And Tampa, I’m so sorry. I shouldn’t have said that he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” she said, adding “Shouldn’t have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster!”

Amy told PEOPLE in a statement on Monday that she loved performing in Florida: “I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night! I want to thank the 8,400 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.”