About 200 people walked out of comedian Amy Schumer’s Tampa, Florida show on Sunday—presumably in search of a safe space—after Schumer called Donald Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster,” The Tampa Bay Times reported.
A small portion of the 20,000 person crowd booed and left the venue when Schumer’s set turned to topics like gun control and the upcoming election, the newspaper reported. She asked for a Trump supporter to come up on stage with her, accompanied by a member of security, to explain why that person was voting for the Republican nominee.
The supporter who joined Schumer on stage reportedly told her that it was because he doesn’t trust Hillary Clinton. That’s apparently when the audience began to boo and Schumer suggested that people leave if they were unhappy with her set, and even suggested that security remove those who were booing.
Hey @amyschumer leave the political stuff out of your comedy shows. We came to laugh not talk politics. We can turn On CNN and NBC for that😊
— Luisa Metallo (@LuiGucci) October 17, 2016
Schumer has been outspoken about political issues, especially after two women, Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, were killed during a mass shooting at a screening of her movie “Trainwreck” in Louisiana last year. She and her distant cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), have teamed up to advocate for stricter gun laws, and she has been an avid supporter of Clinton’s campaign.
Schumer took to Twitter to ensure there were no hard feelings.
All love Tampa https://t.co/KvYGJeR7uz
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 17, 2016