Amy Schumer Not Backing Down From Race-Related Material Despite Critics

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Amy Schumer is going to do her, no matter what you think, thankyouverymuch. On Sunday the brash comic took to Twitter to let her critics know that race is something she is going to talk about—even if people aren't exactly comfortable with it. In typical Amy fashion, she started with a joke, "Put down your torches before reading this so you don't catch fire." The comedian went on to say, “I will joke about things you like and I will joke about things you aren’t comfortable with. And that’s ok. Stick with me and trust I am joking. I go in and out of playing an irreverent idiot. That includes making dumb jokes involving race. I enjoy playing the girl who time to time says the dumbest thing possible and playing with race is a thing we are not supposed to do, which is what makes it so fun for comics. You can call it a ‘blind spot for racism’ or ‘lazy’ but you are wrong. It is a joke and it is funny. I know that because people laugh at it." The phrase "blind spot for racism" comes from a recent The Guardian article, which is just one of many news outlets that think Amy "delves into racial territory tactlessly." Read Amy's message in full below:

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