Amy Schumer no longer thinks jokes about sexual assault are funny. On Wednesday, the actress took to Twitter to say that “any dude” who was “belittling” sexual assault should stop.
“Stop making fun of the terror and indignity most of us have faced in our lives,” the comedienne demanded from her following. The star said that if one is confused about whether it’s ok to make a joke or not, they should just ask and refrain from poking fun at women’s expense.
According to the Trainwreck star, “we don’t want to hear that kind of joke right now.” As fans of the Hollywood star know, Schumer has dished on sexual misconduct, the #MeToo movement, as well as women’s rights before.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 19, 2018
Back in January of 2017, Amy joined other celebrities while at the Women’s March in Washington DC. She also spoke on the allegations against Aziz Ansari published on Babe.net in the middle of the #MeToo movement.
Amy explained that the focus should be on the victim, and the recovery process, rather than the impact on the Master Of None star’s career.
Amy said that it’s not about shaming Aziz or trying to end his career, but communicating that such behavior is not ok, and women are more than entitled to leave at any time if they’re not comfortable – a statement we can all agree with.
While many people commended Amy online for her comments suggesting for people not to poke fun at sexual assault, others accused her of hypocrisy, citing past jokes.
During a roast of Steve-O on Comedy Central, Amy made fun of the Jacka*s alum’s friend, Ryan Dunn, and the car accident that led to his death. One Twitter user argued, “If people can’t joke about sexual assault because the wound is still fresh, then she shouldn’t be able to joke about Ryan Dunn either. And she didn’t apologize for that. I smell hypocrisy.”