Everyone stop what you’re doing because Amy Schumer has a new comedy special on Netflix.
Growing features a very pregnant Schumer cracking her usual jokes about sex, periods, farting, and, oh yeah, gay people!
At one point in the special, the 37-year-old launches into an unfunny rant about gay men who marry unsuspecting women.
“We all have that friend married to a gay guy!” she says.
Schumer also makes a crack about straight men seeming gay if they act too sentimental or romantic, and then makes some stupid remark about how all male costume designers are gay.
“Jeff was nice,” she says. “He’s a costume designer… Is Jeff gay?!”
But not everyone seems to find Schumer’s gay jokes funny…
The “my friend is married to a gay guy” jokes in Amy Schumer’s special … are not funny
— Jonathan Schumann (@jon_shoe) March 20, 2019
ya know i was tryna be out here giving amy schumer a chance
but she made gay men jokes on her netflix stand up special
— Dolarhyde (@ohcarinaoftime) March 26, 2019
Watching @amyschumer on @NetflixANZ who I love and as soon as that grand gesture proposal joke hit… I’m like… really? That’s a gay joke? Wow. ? Are we back in the 90’s? #growing #growinginthewrongdirection
— Nikola Vukcevic (@nikolajarac) March 21, 2019
amy schumer: *jokes about if your boyfriend does something special, romantic, or extravagant when proposing to you, he's gay*
amy schumer 30 minutes later: "(men) are raised with so much pressure to be so masculine at such a young age, it's bullshit, it sucks."
— seretonin juice warrior (@antonymet) March 22, 2019
My mom started watching the Amy Schumer special and right away my wifi stopped working. It’s a sign that she shouldn’t be watching that trash.
— Abigail Mojica (@saduhbee) March 21, 2019
Started watching @amyschumer 's new show on @netflix and stopped when she told gay jokes, like it was an 1995 episode of Friends.
— Old_Man_D (@Old_Man_D) March 21, 2019
This isn’t the first time Schumer has come under fire for homophobic humor either.
Last December, she, along with Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman, was called out by rapper/comedian Nick Cannon for using antigay slurs on Twitter in the past.
? I’m just saying… should we keep going??? https://t.co/1kESA82WqR
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018
Despite repeated criticism over the years for using homophobic slurs and cracking gay jokes, Schumer has never issued any comment or apology for doing so.
She also continues making them.
Schumer may be growing, but she clearly hasn’t grown on this issue.
Related: Nick Cannon points out all those times white female comedians used antigay slurs and no one cared
It was true and funny….grow the hell up. It’s a joke.
If a republican made these jokes everyone would be calling for a boycott.
That’s funny D_Bro because Republicans have planks in their platform attacking LGBT rights, Trump stated specifically he would appoint judges to remove LGBT rights, AND the GOP has tried to remove transgendered from serving in the military and yet you right wing trolls haven’t boycotted them yet.
“Bad attention is better than no attention at all” is probably what the fat cow is calculating.
Oh, fat shaming to call out some one for a gay joke. You aren’t very bright.
@Polaro Why are you condoning homophobia dumbass? If fat shaming Amy will send her a message that homophobic behavior is wrong I’m all for it.
First, she’s pregnant. Second, if it’s okay for you to call someone fat as an insult, it’s more than fine for her calling out married, closet case, obviously gay men.
I wish Rivers were still alive she’d have heads exploding all over the place!
Lol, and she’d shred them when they came for her. No apologies from Joan. I miss the old broad too.
We are getting close to not being able to joke about anything anymore. She is a comic using a stereotype. If comics don’t use them they wouldn’t have many jokes.
Or they would actually have to think rather than write lazy jokes.
Sense of humor, lost. Ability to laugh at ourselves, abandoned. Demanding a pound of flesh for any utterance found to offend the priggish, rampant.
I don’t see anyone calling for her head. Just saying that the jokes aren’t really that funny and people thought she was better than that.
It is an appropriate criticism.
That is not at all what people are saying. She is called homophobic in this very article. The criticism is because she dares to make gay jokes based on stereotypes (which is the basis for half of all stand up comedy), it’s not about the quality of the jokes.
@Brian No they specifically reference the “jokes” not her. She is not her jokes just like you are not your eyebrows.
Stereotypes are lazy things to make jokes about and are the opposite of observational humor unless you are using the observation as a foil to the stereotype.
Please point out which joke should have been funny but people aren’t laughing at.
I don’t think it’s funny. Though perhaps her delivery made it sorta work. But it’s certainly not something to be getting huffy about. This is an instance where only people looking to be mad are mad. Funny or clever though? Probably not.
Yuck, I never thought that bitch was ever funny. She’s the LAST person I think of when conjuring up female comedians.
Amy Schumer can suck my d*%#
Sadly, I don’t think even she would do that. Sad, dirty bird.
I think you’re reaching and taking things WAY too personally. Calm down. Have a drink, get some sleep, and moisturize.
If Amy Schumer really knows a lot of “unsuspecting” women who are married to gay men, I’m surprised – simply because it’s not 1980 anymore – but there’s a LOT of potential humor in that situation. There always was, but especially now, because it’s a ridiculous situation to get into nowadays.
Also, find a male costume designer who is NOT gay. (That might be news, in the “man bites dog” sense of novelty being news.)
These things may or may not be funny, depending on delivery. But how are they offensive?
I was expecting she said something horrible. Turns out it was just an observation; a very true observation. All you PC people need to just go away.
Uh, this is not a “gay joke.” This is funny (or not) observational humor. A gay joke is a straight stand-up comic saying at a mic, “Two condoms are walkin’ past a gay bar, one says to the other, ‘Wanna go in and get shit-faced?'” and the straight crowd laughs because HA gays are butt pirates. Complaining about this is self-parody.
We have a winner.
How is a stereotype unto itself an observation? It is the opposite of one.
These are just lazy stereotype jokes and not rooted in the 21st century reality. An observation would be how thing have changed from the what the stereotype is based on.
Jesus Christ! Who cares? Gay jokes can be really funny. She is an ally, also. People have lost their gosh darned minds.
Well as long as she’s “an ally” (rolls eyes).
While I don’t think the jokes are fresh or insightful, I also don’t find them to be homophobic. Nonetheless, people really need to stop using this whole “ally” nonsense. She’s a female comedian. It’s in her best career and financial interests to be an “ally”. She’s not risking anything. Folks really think that as long as someone doesn’t say “gays are scum” they somehow deserve praise and a lifelong pass. Gays are too easily won over, especially when it comes to dudes with six packs and “funny” women.
Who is she, exactly? ?
Someone more famous than you. Google her. Oh, wait, you were just being nasty.
Snowflakes, one advice: please grow up.
It is okay to boo performers.
Get a sense of humor people
The jokes were funny, and yes even now in a very open area, I know a few couples where I’m like, “Hmmm….he likes women?”
Amy has never been famous, let’s keep it real. Yes, women can be funny. Just so happens SHE isn’t funny.
We have lost all perspective. The outcry over Biden proves that. Get a grip people.
I’ve worked with Amy a couple times and she has always been kind and respectful.
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