Why Do People Hate Amy Schumer? Does She Steal Jokes?

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Amy Schumer has been accused on numerous occasions of being a joke stealing plagiarist. In October 2018, she addressed some of the claims on Instagram.

“Dear sweet misunderstood geniuses in the bowels of sub-Reddit chat rooms, I have never stolen a joke in my life,” she wrote.

“My best friends are comics,” Schumer continued. “If you are someone who steals jokes you don’t get to be best friends with the comics you love and respect. I would be shunned by the community.”

Amy Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer attend the "Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State" Opening NightAmy Schumer and her husband Chris Fischer attend the “Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State” Opening Night at the Minetta Lane Theatre on January 22, 2019, in New York City

“What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians,” American stand-up comedian Tammy Pescatelli tweeted (and later deleted). “If we call her on it we are ‘jealous’ or career shamed. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it [with] your own material. BTW she blocked me.”

In January 2016, Vox listed just some of her stolen jokes. However, a lack of comedic integrity is not the reason why she is hated so much. In fact, she receives a lot of criticism from both the left and the right. In a March 2019 interview with The New York Times, Schumer indicated people don’t get her comedy.

“I think people may have been laughing for the wrong reasons,” the stand-up comedian said of her early stand-up, which she now cringes at. “I played a Republican fool, kind of racist, homophobic, everything. Once I started being myself onstage, some felt I lied to them. They felt duped.”

The widely hated comedian Amy Schumer attends #BlogHer18 Creators SummitThe widely hated comedian Amy Schumer attends #BlogHer18 Creators Summit at Pier 17 on August 8, 2018, in New York City

Others claim Schumer is disliked for being a hypocrite, racist, arrogant, bad-tempered, sarcastic, insulting, and patronizing. The far-right news website Breitbart believes she’s hated due to her lack of sex appeal and because she has become part of the Hollywood establishment.

Amy Schumer is definitely having fun with her newfound spotlight. In July 2015, the in-demand comedienne pulled out all the stops for her red carpet look, opting for major sex appeal.

Amy Schumer with a dramatic smokey eye at the premiere of TrainwreckAmy Schumer with a dramatic smokey eye at the premiere of her new film, Trainwreck, at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on July 14, 2015

While attending the world premiere of her new film, Trainwreck, Amy flashed her legs in a Dion Lee dress featuring a revealing leather bodice, offering quite a view of her enviable curves.

Amy Schumer flashes her curves and legs in a Dion Lee dressAmy Schumer flashes her curves and legs in a Dion Lee dress

She finished the look with Gianvito Rossi “Carey” sandals and a dramatic smokey eye.

Amy Schumer's sexy toes in Gianvito Rossi sandalsAmy Schumer’s sexy toes in Gianvito Rossi sandals

What do you think of Amy’s super-sexy look? Did she get it right or did she live up to the title of the film?

If her Gianvito Rossi sandals look familiar, that’s because we’ve also spotted them on Chrissy Teigen. You can grab a pair of the edgy “Carey” sandals at Bergdorf Goodman or Farfetch. They boast multiple straps and stiletto heels, in either black or silver.

Gianvito Rossi “Carey” Sandals in Black, $995

Gianvito Rossi "Carey" Sandals in Black

Gianvito Rossi “Carey” Sandals in Silver, $995

Gianvito Rossi "Carey" Sandals in Silver

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