Amy Schumer had a rough show in Tampa on Sunday night, during which around 200 people walked out after she started talking about Donald Trump and sexual assault. She’s very, very sorry.
At the time, a lot of fans complained that they’d expected an evening of entertainment, not political talk. Comedians notably never address politics or any other divisive subject matter, so that’s reasonable.
Schumer seems to believe that the walk-outs were inspired by her insults towards Donald Trump, who has plenty of supporters in swing-state Florida. During her show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Schumer took a moment to apologize to the Floridians who were offended by the insults she directed towards their King Cheeto in an open letter:
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?
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, sexually-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster. Shouldn’t have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster! Ever again.
Afterwards, Schumer says to the audience, “Honestly, I am so grateful you’re all here, and I was grateful for everyone in that audience that night, even the people who left. And I look forward to putting this all behind us in a couple weeks when Hillary Clinton is our MOTHERFUCKING PRESIDENT!”
Aren’t we all.