Amy Schumer Fans Walk Out of Show After Her Donald Trump Diss: 'I Want to Thank the 8,400 People Who Stayed'
"We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition," said Schumer
Amy Schumer isn’t letting a few boos get her down.
A handful of audience members walked out on Schumer’s comedy show in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday after she criticized presidential candidate Donald Trump onstage — but the comedian says she has no regrets about speaking her mind.
“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!” she told PEOPLE in a statement. “We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Schumer took a break from her typical self-deprecating and sexually charged comedy routine to turn her focus on Trump, calling him an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”
At one point during the bit, she invited an audience member onstage to quiz him about his decision to vote for Trump. “Do you get worried at all with how impulsive he is, that he gets so fired up from Saturday Night Live doing a skit on him?” Schumer asked. “Do you worry he’ll be impulsive and get us in a lot of f—— trouble we can’t get out of?”
After a slew of audience members began booing her, Schumer reportedly told security to kick out anyone making noise during her set and said anyone upset could leave.
“Of course, we’re in Florida, you’re going to boo,” Schumer said during the show. “I know you’re here to laugh, but you choose how you’re going to live your life, and it’s just too important.”
Since the Oct. 7 release of a tape in which Trump can be heard making lewd comments about women, multiple women have gone public with stories of Trump’s sexual aggression. Trump has denied all the allegations against him.
Schumer, who recently revealed that she was raped as a teenager, also asked victims of sexual assault to stand up.
But before even taking the stage Sunday night, Schumer helped register voters in Florida while wearing a “Feminist for Hillary” button and a “Make America Ferrera Again” shirt.
The comedian took to Instagram to share several photos of herself helping register voters and campaigning for Clinton.
“With my brother registering voters in Florida,” she captioned one photo.