99% of the time, when the words ‘Amy’ and ‘Schumer’ appear together in a headline, what follows is usually equal parts abrupt truthfulness, and side-splitting humour.
Well, this is the other 1% of the time.
Last week, a shooting happened at a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, during a screening of Amy Schumer’s new movie, ‘Trainwreck’. This devastating event took the lives of three people (Jillian Johnson, Mayci Breaux, and gunman John Houser) and injured a further nine.
This national tragedy has once again sparked mass debate over America’s gun laws. Adding her voice into the firmly “anti” camp, writer Sarah Clements – whose mother survived the Sandy Hook massacre – decided to write Amy an open letter.
“I know deep down that the tweet you sent after the shooting was not all that you’ve got. And we need your voice in this movement. We need your help.
Join your colleagues Sarah Silverman and Kristen Schaal. Join our movement. Write an op-ed. Support an organisation. Demand change. Be a voice for our generation and for women – two groups who make up most of the victims of the gun violence in our country.”
Less than a day later, Amy Schumer tweeted this:
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 1, 2015