Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

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* Famous and massively wealthy comedienne, actress, writer, producer, and director
* Longtime supporter of leftwing Democrat candidates & causes
* Harbors deep contempt for Donald Trump
* Opposes election-integrity measures
* Supporter of the Black lives Matter movement
* Views America as a nation plagued by massive levels of white racism
* Abortion-rights extremist


Amy Schumer was born in New York City on June 1, 1981 and is the second cousin of New York State’s Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. Thanks to the success of her father’s furniture company, Ms. Schumer was raised in an affluent home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side  After graduating from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York in 1999, she earned a degree in Theater from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003.

After completing her college education, Schumer returned to Manhattan to pursue work in theater and comedy. She also served as a bartender and waitress to make ends meet.

Schumer today is a famous and wealthy comedienne, actress, writer, producer, and director. Her comedic career centers heavily on crude humor about sexuality and promiscuity. She gained valuable public exposure after appearing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2007. The following year, she appeared on Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back show. During the late 2000s and early 2010s, Schumer held minor roles in programs such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and 30 Rock. She also was a guest on Fox News’ Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld around that same time. In 2014, Schumer was featured in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In 2015, she was the lead role in the film Trainwreck that also starred LeBron James; she hosted the MTV Movie Awards; and she served as Madonna’s opening act for several shows. In 2017, Schumer performed in Steve Martin’s Broadway show Meteor Shower.

Supporter of Leftwing Democratic Causes

Schumer is a vocal supporter of the Democratic Party and leftwing causes. In 2014, the liberal Slate magazine described the Comedy Central program Inside Amy Schumer as “the most consistently feminist show on television, a sketch comedy series in which nearly every bit is devoted in some capacity to gender politics.”

Activist for Gun Control

In August 2015, Amy Schumer appeared at a news conference with Senator Schumer to advocate for “sensible” gun-control laws. “No one wants to live in a country where a felon, the mentally ill, or other dangerous people can get their hands on a gun with such ease,” she stated. She also asserted that while “[t]hese are my first public comments on the issue of gun violence, I can promise you this: They will not be my last.”

In January 2016, Schumer was present at the White House for remarks made by President Barack Obama concerning the need for stricter gun-control laws. She also spoke briefly about her thoughts on gun control during an appearance on Alec Baldwin’s podcast, Here’s the Thing. Said Schumer: “I’ve always, like everyone else, been like, what are they doing? We can’t get any stiffer [gun-control] checks for people? They’re [Gun-rights advocates are] like, ‘No. Any blind person should have the right to bear arms.’”

Two days after a 19-year-old male named Nikolas Cruz had used a firearm to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, Schumer urged her 6.5 million Instagram followers to vote National Rifle Association-funded congressional representatives out of office.

Announcing that she had secretly married chef Chris Fischer in a surprise ceremony earlier that week, Schumer in February 2018 asked her fans to donate money to the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, founded in 2014 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In March 2018, Schumer was a featured speaker at a pro-gun-control student march in Los Angeles, along with such notables as actors Yara Shahidi, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde, and Skai Jackson, as well as L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and 23-year-old William LeGate, one of the leaders of the #BoycottNRA movement on Twitter.

Barack and Michelle Obama wrote a letter supporting not only the anti-gun march in Los Angeles, but also the “sister” rallies that were taking place that same day in other cities, namely Washington D.C., Boston, New York, and Chicago. The letter said, in part: “We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. There may be setbacks; you may sometimes feel like progress is too slow in coming. But we have no doubt you are going to make an enormous difference in the days and years to come, and we will be there for you.”

Racially Charged Jokes

During the summer of 2015, Schumer in her standup routine told a number of jokes that leftists would have branded as “racist” if they had been told by a conservative. For example, she: (a) referred to Hispanic women as “crazy”; (b) said that “[n]othing works 100% of the time, except Mexicans”; and (c) said “I used to date Hispanic guys, but now I prefer consensual.”

Supporter of Hillary Clinton

A staunch supporter of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Schumer suggested in September 2016 that “anyone who is not a feminist is an insane person.” Deriding Clinton opponents as ignorant sexists, Schumer declared: “I haven’t had a conversation with anyone who doesn’t like Hillary where they’ve had anything meaningful to say. I think she’s caught so much flack for so long now, because she isn’t what they think of as a woman. They were mad she wasn’t making cookies, but she was like, ‘Oh no, I’m getting healthcare for every mother in the country.’  They don’t like how she speaks or dresses. It’s [a focus on] everything except how she would be as a president.”

After Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Schumer in a social media post defended Mrs. Clinton against those critics who cited her recent email scandal as Secretary of State: “You say lock her up, and you know something about the word email, but what was in the emails?” she wrote. “You have no clue. They said nothing incriminating. Nothing. She dedicated her entire life to public service and got our children health care and education without discrimination…. She would have taken care of us.”

Arguing that Mrs. Clinton was “fighting to take care of you kicking and screaming babies,” as Schumer characterized Clinton’s critics, the comic added: “Yelling about emails you know nothing about and not liking her clothes or her hair. Well you’ve gotten what you asked for, and now you can watch the sky open up. I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love who know what’s right, and I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catchphrases. She would have protected you. Today we grieve, tomorrow we begin again.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic was shifting into high gear in June 2020, Schumer — who was staying on Martha’s Vineyard at the time — held a virtual Zoom conversation with Hillary Clinton. During the course of their exchange, Schumer told Mrs. Clinton that she had long considered her to be a personal role model. “When I was a little girl,” said Schumer, “if somebody told me I was going to someday Zoom with Hillary, I don’t know what that would’ve meant, but I would’ve known it was special.” Mrs. Clinton, for her part, spoke about the pain and disappointment of having lost the election: “It was such an emotional gut punch. I didn’t think I was going to lose. But I felt a sense of real responsibility, like how did this happen? Of course, I was really worried about Trump. But he’s been worse than I even feared he would be, and as I tried to warn people he would be.”

Contempt for Donald Trump

In September 2016, Schumer said she might move to Spain if Donald Trump were to defeat Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election.

During a standup comedy performance that she gave in Tampa, Florida in October 2016, Schumer’s derogatory remarks about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – referring to the eventual president as an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake college starting monster” — caused approximately 200 attendees to walk out of the show prematurely. In response to those who had left early, Schumer subsequently issued an open letter that she read aloud during a subsequent comedic performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden, saying:

“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, sexual-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. I look forward to putting this all behind us in a couple weeks when Hillary Clinton is our motherfucking president!”

Schumer sorrowfully and angrily lamented Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in November 2016. “First of all, the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest,” she said in an Instagram post, referring to a September interview where she had pledged to move to Spain if Trump were to be elected. “Anyone saying ‘pack your bags’ is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist, homophobic, openly disrespectful woman abuser. Like the rest of us, I am grieving today. My heart is in a million pieces. My heart breaks for my niece and my friends who are pregnant bringing children into the world right now.”

Also after Trump’s election in 2016, Schumer said of the new president: “He didn’t pay his workers. Started a fake college. Ripped people off. Never paid his taxes and sexually assaulted women.” Moreover, she characterized supporters of President Trump as “weak” and “misinformed.”

On September 26, 2017, Schumer used her Instagram to share a public service announcement exhorting her social media followers to participate in “National Voter Registration Day,” if they wished to help put an end to Donald Trump’s presidency. She captioned her post with the words: “The only way out of this nightmare! Tell your friends. We need all of us. Let’s go!”

In the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 protest in which several hundred purported supporters of President Trump breached the U.S. Capitol and temporarily occupied it, Schumer — who blamed Trump for the incident — joined a large number of fellow Hollywood celebrities who held that the social media platform Twitter should punish Trump be permanently shutting down the president’s account.

Opponent of Trump’s Immigration Policies

After President Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program in early September 2017, Schumer cosigned a Facebook post written by left-wing writer and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, in which King denounced “every single American who voted for Trump and ushered in this cruel era of bigotry and white supremacy.” “I am so angry,” King’s message added. “While Congress can still act to protect DACA recipients, what we have now is nearly 1 million wonderful people whose lives have just been thrown into a tailspin. Shameful, bigoted, cowards.” Schumer, for her part, also used her Instagram account to write: “Same. Sickening. We will keep fighting for you #dreamers.”

On June 30, 2018, Schumer marched with an estimated 30,000 demonstrators in a New York City rally protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Opponent of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

As the U.S. Senate prepared to move forward with the process of confirming President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in October 2018, Schumer participated in a large protest against Kavanaugh. In the course of the events that day, Schumer was voluntarily arrested along with dozens of fellow left-wing demonstrators. She was asked by a police officer, “Do you want to be arrested?” And she replied, “Yes.”

Strong Supporter of Democrat Candidates Nationwide

In October 2018, Schumer — a New York resident — offered her unsolicited endorsement of 23 Democrat political candidates who were running for office in various U.S. states, including: Stacy Abrams (Georgia), Beto O’Rourke (Texas), Andrew Gillum (Florida), Andrew Cuomo (New York), Antonio Delgado (New York) Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), and Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona).

In 2020, Schumer was one of numerous Hollywood celebrities who supported #TurnTexasBlue, a leftwing initiative aimed at converting Texas, with its 38 Electoral College votes, from a majority-Republican state to a majority-Democrat state by raising large sums of money to fund voter-turnout initiatives. “There’s no debate: If we #TurnTexasBlue, Trump is through,” they tweeted in unison. Among the other luminaries involved with the project were Mark Ruffalo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Kumail Nanjiani — none of whom lived in Texas.

Supporting Colin Kaepernick’s Campaign Against “Racism” & “Police Brutality”

In October 2018, Schumer said that white NFL players who had chosen not to follow Colin Kaepernick’s example and kneel during the pre-game national anthem – as a gesture of protest against America’s allegedly widespread anti-black racism and police brutality — were “complicit” in the proliferation of racial injustice. “I wonder why more white players aren’t kneeling,” Schumer wrote on Instagram. “Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?” And as an added expression of solidarity with Kaepernick, Schumer announced: “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege-ass sacrifice but it’s all I got. Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”

Abortion-Rights Extremist

In March and April 2019, Schumer was one of more than 100 Hollywood celebrities who signed a petition – which was started by actress Alyssa Milano – urging Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, to veto H.B. 481, the state’s so-called “heartbeat bill” which sought to prohibit women from seeking an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, the point at which a fetal heartbeat can generally be detected by ultrasound technology. Threatening a Hollywood boycott of Georgia if the bill were to be signed into law, the petition said:

“[W]e cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgis if H.B. 481 becomes law. This dangerous and deeply flawed bill … would remove the possibility of women receiving reproductive healthcare before most even know they are pregnant and force many women to undergo unregulated, hidden procedures at great risk to their health.

“We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents, ‘I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy.’ It’s not the most effective campaign slogan, but rest assured we’ll make it yours should it come to pass…. We want to stay in Georgia. We want to continue to support the wonderful people, businesses, and communities we have come to love in the Peach State. But we will not do so silently, and we will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.”

Other notable signatories to Milano’s petition included Amber Tamblyn, Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Rosie O’Donnell, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Essence Atkins, Uzo Aduba, Gabrielle Union, Michael Sheen, Christina Applegate, Debra Messing, Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, David Cross, Mia Farrow, Colin Hanks, and Bradley Whitford.

In 2021 Schumer was outraged when the state of Texas officially enacted its “heartbeat” law banning all abortions once a fetal heartbeat could be detected – i.e., approximately 6 weeks into the mother’s pregnancy. Schumer joined such notables as Michael Moore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dave Bautista, Alyssa Milano, Rosanna Arquette, and Amy Brenneman in dubbing the Republican legislators who had voted for this bill as the “Texas Taliban,” and accusing them of having implemented “sharia” law.

On October 2, 2021, Schumer was among the thousands of people who marched at the Rally for Abortion Justice held by The Women’s March in Washington, D.C., where she held a Center for Reproductive Rights sign that read “Abortion Is Essential.”

On May 2, 2022, Politico reported that an unidentified individual had leaked an initial draft majority opinion, written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, in which the Court, in the case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, had decided to strike down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. “No draft decision in the modern history of the court has been disclosed publicly while a case was still pending,” said Politico. Whereas Roe had guaranteed federal constitutional protections for abortion rights, the new ruling would return responsibility for those rights to each individual state. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito wrote in his opinion, adding: “We hold that Roe and Casey [a 1992 decision that largely reaffirmed the rights set forth in Roe] must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

In response to the Court’s 2022 decision, an outraged Schumer told NBC’s Late Night host Seth Myers, “I’m fucking depressed … that we’re losing all of our rights.” “I was at a protest yesterday,” she added. “We really need everybody to be standing up right now — men, women, everybody. Sorry I cursed, but God, it’s such a bummer. It’s not good.”

Supporter of Black Lives Matter & the Late George Floyd

For a number of weeks in the late spring and summer of 2020, Schumer, from her home base on Martha’s Vineyard, led daily protests against racism – all in honor of the late George Floyd, a black criminal who had died in a May 25, 2020 altercation with a white police officer in Minneapolis. Schumer also called for Martha’s Vineyard residents to support the Black Lives Matter movement, noting that: “There is a lot of energy and a lot of really great people on this Island who want to be part of making change.”

In October 2020, Schumer led a vigil in Boston to memorialize George Floyd yet again.

Protesting the Death of Breonna Taylor

In August 2020, Schumer was one of numerous Hollywood celebrities who organized to commemorate the 150th day that had passed since the March 13th death of a 26-year-old black woman named Breonna Taylor, by demanding the arrest of the police officers involved in her shooting death. Tweeted Schumer on August 10: “It’s 150 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered. Too often Black women who die from police violence are forgotten. Stay loud, demand justice—and SAY HER NAME. This tee [shirt] is made in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation to whom all profits are given.”

Supporter of Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

During the 2020 presidential election season, Schumer endorsed the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris . In October 2020, she hosted an “I Will Vote” concert on behalf of Biden-Harris.

In September 2020, Schumer headlined a “women’s voter mobilization” event — livestreamed on the website — in support of Biden and Harris. She was joined in the event by such notables as Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley, Jane Fonda, Eva Longoria, Ashley Blaine Featherstone, and Ashley Judd.

In October 2020, Schumer appeared in a video where, in an effort to drum up support for Biden and Harris, a number of celebrities stripped naked as they spoke about the importance of not submitting any “naked ballots” – i.e., absentee ballots that could be invalidated because they were not properly sealed inside an officially approved envelope — in the upcoming presidential election. Schumer posted the video to her Instagram account, saying: “Hey, I’m naked! Great, now that I have your attention: VOTE! And if you’re voting absentee, make sure you follow ALL of the instructions on your ballot. Don’t just take my word for it, listen to all my naked friends. #NakedBallots.” Other celebrities who participated in the video included Chris Rock, Tiffany Haddish, Josh Gad, Sarah Silverman, Mark Ruffalo, Chelsea Handler, Ryan Bathe, and Naomi Campbell.

On October 25, 2020, Schumer teamed up with comedian George Lopez and CNN commentator Ana Navarro to co-host an “I Will Vote” concert in support of the Biden-Harris presidential ticket. Among the featured performers were: Jon Bon Jovi, Cher, John Legend, Dave Matthews, Sara Bareilles, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Macy Gray, the Foo Fighters, Margaret Cho, Dave Grohl, Billy Porter, Armie Hammer, Helen Mirren, Pink, Maren Morris, Will.I.Am, La La Anthony, and the cast of Queer Eye. “This is an event you won’t want to miss!” tweeted Schumer two days before the concert. “I’m hosting a concert with a great group of artists to support [Joe Biden], [Kamala Harris] and Democrats down the ballot. Do your part.”

Supporting Warnock & Ossoff in Georgia Senate Runoff Elections

During December 2020 and January 2021, Schumer led a phone bank initiative whose mission was to help turn out enough Democrat voters for the two U.S. Senate runoff elections slated for January 5, 2021 in Georgia. Those elections, which pitted Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff against a pair of Republican incumbents, would give Democrats numerical control of the Senate if they were to win them both. “Join me this weekend,” Schumer tweeted on December 30, “as I help phone bank with #Generatorcollective & #knockfordemocracy for the Jan 5th run-off election to help get @reverendwarnock & @ossoff elected to flip the Senate.”

Solidarity with “Transgender & Nonbinary People”

In March 2021, Schumer was one of some “465 feminist leaders,” as they were described by GLAAD, who signed an open letter in solidarity with “transgender and nonbinary people.” Some excerpts from that letter:

“In observance of Women’s History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility, we write this letter as feminist leaders in advocacy, business, entertainment, media, politics, and social justice who stand as, with, and for transgender and nonbinary people. Trans women and girls have been an integral part of the fight for gender liberation. We uphold that truth and denounce the ongoing anti-transgender rhetoric and efforts we witness in various industries.

“We acknowledge with clarity and strength that transgender women are women and that transgender girls are girls. And we believe that honoring the diversity of women’s experiences is a strength, not a detriment to the feminist cause….

“It is time for the long history of assaults (legislative, physical, social, and verbal) against trans women and girls to end. For far too long, lawmakers have worked to strip trans women of their civil liberties—in 2021, once again, we’ve seen a wave of bigoted governmental policies and legislation. Many of these laws target the rights of girls to play school sports or criminalize doctors for treating trans youth and their families. The women’s movement has seen doctors targeted before for providing us with necessary medical care and services, and we refuse to let youth endure that now. Plus, we know that anti-trans sports bans are as unnecessary as they are harmful—and that women athletes at both the professional and college levels support inclusion….

“Allowing transphobic rhetoric to go unchecked also strengthens the legislative efforts of anti-trans politicians—who now cloak their bigotry in language about protecting or supporting women.

“Further, all verbal attacks support the ongoing epidemic of murder and violence plaguing Black and Latinx trans women.”

Opponent of Election-Integrity Measures

In March 2021, Schumer spoke out in support of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to promote the “For the People Act,” a 791-page Democratic-backed bill that, according to the Heritage Foundation, sought to:

  • “seize the authority of states to regulate voter registration and the voting process by forcing states to implement early voting, automatic voter registration, same-day registration, online voter registration, and no-fault absentee balloting.”
  • “make it easier to commit fraud and promote chaos at the polls through same-day registration.”
  • implement “15 days of mandated early voting,” so that “voters who vote early don’t have the same information as those who vote on Election Day [will miss] late-breaking developments that could affect their choices.”
  • “degrade the accuracy of registration lists by requiring states to automatically register all individuals (as opposed to ‘citizens’) from state and federal databases.”
  • “constitute a recipe for massive voter registration fraud by hackers and cyber criminals through online voter registration that is not tied to an existing state record, such as a driver’s license.”
  • “require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precincts, overriding the precinct system used by almost all states that allows election officials to monitor votes, staff polling places, provide enough ballots, and prevent election fraud.”
  • “mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves.”
  • “ban witness signature or notarization requirements for absentee ballots”
  • “require states to allow vote trafficking (vote harvesting) so that any third parties—including campaign staffers and political consultants—can pick up and deliver absentee ballots.”
  • “prevent election officials from checking the eligibility and qualifications of voters and removing ineligible voters.”
  • “ban state voter ID laws by forcing states to allow individuals to vote without an ID [by] merely signing a statement in which they claim they are who they say they are.”

Schumer, for her part, depicted the proposed For the People Act as “awesome, unless you hate democracy.” Affirming that she was “proud” to stand in solidarity with Mrs. Obama on this issue, the comedienne also wrote: “Now is our chance to protect and strengthen our democracy and put power back where it belongs—with the people,” Among the 60+ celebrities who likewise signed their names to the letter were: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Chelsea Handler, Faith Hill, Eva Longoria, and Whoopi Goldberg.

In April 2021, Schumer joined Hollywood figures like George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix, Katy Perry, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, J.J. Abrams, David Geffen, George Lucas, Shonda Rhimes, Shari Redstone, and Channing Dungey in signing onto an open letter protesting “discriminatory” election-integrity laws that they alleged would be used to restrict voter access. Such laws called for things like: voter ID requirements, the purging of invalid names from official voter rolls, the elimination of same-day voter registration, a ban on ballot harvesting, and a requirement for signature verification on all mail-in ballots. Said the letter:

“We stand for democracy. A Government of the people, by the people. A beautifully American idea, but a reality denied to many for much of this nation’s history. As Americans, we know that in our democracy we should not expect to agree on everything.

“However, regardless of our political affiliations, we believe the very foundation of our electoral process rests upon the ability of each of us to cast our ballots for the candidates of our choice. For American democracy to work for any of us, we must ensure the right to vote for all of us.

“We all should feel a responsibility to defend the right to vote and to oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict of prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot. Voting is the lifeblood of our democracy and we call upon all Americans to join us in taking a nonpartisan stand for this most basic and fundamental right of all Americans.”

Misrepresenting What She Calls Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

While co-hosting the Academy Awards in March 2022, Schumer took aim at Florida’s proposed Parental Rights in Education law, which stated that: (a) school leaders must notify parents “if there is a change in the student’s services…related to the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health” – including issues pertaining to a child’s perceived gender identity; and (b) “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” As The Heritage Foundation noted at the time: “The media and radical gender activists are directly misrepresenting the law, falsely calling it the ‘don’t say gay bill.’ In fact, the law is no more than an effort to restore parents’ roles as the primary decision-makers for critical decisions about a child’s understanding of sexual biology and gender identity. The text of the law never uses the words ‘don’t say gay’ or even just ‘gay.’”

Notwithstanding the foregoing facts, Schumer and her co-hosts at the Academy Awards repeatedly said the word “gay” as a means of mocking the legislation as if it were somehow rooted in homophobia.

Schumer’s Immense Wealth

As of April 2023, Schumer had an estimated net worth of $45 million.

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