Monday, October 17, 2016

We Get Florida

According to the Tampa Bay Times, around 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's Tampa show on Sunday night when she called Donald Trump a “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”  

Schumer was met with loud booing about halfway through the show when her routine switched from her trademark self-deprecating sex jokes to more topical matters, including gun control and the upcoming presidential election.  "Stay the hell out of Florida," an angry audience member yelled.

Really, folks? You couldn't have guessed Amy Schumer's political position before the show? You never saw her act on television?  Amy Schumer, the distant cousin to Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer?  The survivor herself of sexual abuse? You didn't think she'd take a swipe, like just about every other comedian these days, at The Donald?

Or were you just waiting for the opportunity to display your fake outrage, and walk out, flash-mob style, in a choreographed protest?

Good gracious, how is this nation of ours going to pull itself back together after all of this?

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