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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 is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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