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Hundreds of People Were So Pissed Amy Schumer Dissed Trump, They Walked Out

Any issue is usually up for grabs in comedy, but audience members at Amy Schumer’s Tampa show weren’t having it when Schumer began criticizing Donald Trump. The Tampa Bay Times reports that about 200 people left the Amalie Arena on Oct. 16 when Schumer discussed politics too much for their liking. A small portion of the audience booed Schumer when she brought up topics like gun control and called Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”

“The show became political,” audience member Ryan Atwood said to the Times. “I definitely didn’t come to hear this.”

So far, the public seems to have mixed feelings about the incident. 

Kristen Perrone is a Siena College Class of 2018 alumna. She studied English during her time at Siena.