Amy Schumer Responds to Open Letter About ‘Trainwreck’ Shooting

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Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter about the fatal shooting that occurred during a screening of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, La., in late July. Her tweeted response indicates that she might address gun violence in her future work.

The letter — a plea for Schumer to become a vocal anti-gun violence advocate — was posted to Medium.com by Sarah Clements, who mentions in the essay that her mother survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“As a woman, a daughter and sister, a national figure, and a role model, you have a real stake in gun violence happening all around you,” the essay reads. Clements goes on to urge Schumer to get involved. “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.”

Schumer tweeted a simple response to the call to action, noting that she has not forgotten the victims of the shooting. “Her name was Mayci, not Marci, and I think about her and Jillian everyday. Don’t worry I’m on it. You’ll see.”

On the night of the shooting, Schumer had tweeted that she was devastated by the news.

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  1. BT Login says:

    OH ROBIN, you are as pathetic as the Kardashians. A mother who uses her children to gain notarioty, is nothing but trash. Name one thing the Kardashian women, and I use that term lightly, have done for others. Name one contribution they have made for others. All you hear about is the gross amounts of money they spend on birthday parties, weddings, etc. Never hear of them doing any good for any organization, or donating to any good cause, or volunteering their time to help others. Useful humans that are full of themselves and themselves only.

  2. LiberalHollywoodIdiots says:

    Why don’t you women shut the hell up. I’m a female & I have a gun & want the right to protect myself. The rest of you can call 911 and wait for the officers to take the report. Amy Schumer – keep YOUR nose out of MY right to protect myself.

  3. Eric Weiss says:

    Instead of appealing to celebrities, try lobbying lawmakers. Amy tells jokes, she’s not responsible for effecting change.

  4. Janet says:

    Just stick to the comedy Amy. No one holds you responsible for the actions of a murderous loser. Celebs taking on causes doesn’t work well. Celebs are not trusted because they are typically hypocrites who are out of touch with regular people, while protecting pedos, casting-couch rapists, etc.

    • Pixworks says:

      She doesn’t have to do much, just do what Christen Bale did back at the Aurora shooting three years back and visit and help out the people who were affected by the shooting.

  5. Comstock says:

    NO ONE cares about any Hollywood agendas. At all. It would be better if the people elected to government positions actually did their jobs. The LAST people I want to hear espouse about an important subject is Amy, Lena the Liar, Leo, George, Ben and ESPECIALLY Ellen.

  6. If all Americans were armed in that theater, the gunman would have found swift and final justice. You anti-gun morons are the armpit of society – you stink for no good reason.

  7. While I respect Amy Schumer’s comedy and wouldn’t be shocked for her to address gun violence in a way she’s addressed other problems in her work, it seems kind of bizarre to demand it of her. Trainwreck wasn’t a film about guns and that I can recall it didn’t feature any. It seems as if unfair weight is being placed on her when we as a society/culture are all responsible for what happened.

  8. Moonie says:

    We do not need actors and other Hollywood types taking on causes. No one takes them seriously, or wants to hear their opinions. It’s the politicians that need to take action. Way too much crap in Hollywood, like rampant pedophilia and “everybody knew Bill Cosby was raping women” (without doing anything about it) for anyone to care what Lena Dunham, George Clooney or Amy Shumer think about anything. Clean up your own filthy house first and stop abusing children promising them parts in “X-Men” and maybe someone will “start” to care about Hollywood opinions.

    • billyj79 says:

      Evidently you aren’t paying too much attention to what people will believe when a celebrity states an opinion, usually with no facts to support it.

      There is a large group of people who gladly listen to anything their favorite Athlete, Rock or Reality Star, Actor or Comedian tells them. It’s easier to just follow what they are told instead of actually doing any research and finding out facts. They think because they’re wealthy that they must be smart and have all the answers.

      Do you think you will believe that people DO take celebs seriously when we end up with President Hillary in the White House?

      • Duder NME says:

        They’d be equally as weetahded if Trump gets called “Commander in Chief”.

      • Vic says:

        There will never be a “President Hillary” in the White House. I refuse to believe people are that stupid.

    • jacobfkeller says:

      Yes, nobody cares about Brad Pitt’s work in helping to rebuild Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina; About Angelina Jolie’s work to draw attention to the sex trafficking industry in Africa and Asia ; About George Clooney’s work to provide clean drinking water to parts of Sudan; About Michael J. Fox’s push for more Parkinson’s research; About Ellen DeGeneres’ work to prevent LGBT youth suicide; About Ben Affleck’s work with Feeding America; About Sarah McLaughlin’s work to protect animals from abuse and neglect and on and on and on. Nope, nobody cares about any of these things or the thousands of other decent causes Hollywood Celebrities back everyday that the public never knows about. Actually, when you think about it for more than 10 seconds, all your blustering rings so hollow. Go back to whatever hole you climbed out of and leave the important stuff to the adults. What an ***hole you are!

      • Mr Young says:

        Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck both cheated on their wives and left the, Affleck for the nanny. 100 people can get shot in the head and Ellen will only talk about the gay one. So no, nobody cares about Hollywood opinions.

      • Vic says:

        Apparently, a-hole, you misread. He said nobody cares about what celebs “say” not what they do. Now sit your simple ass down, jacobfkeller and learn how to read, hater.

    • H.M. says:

      On the same note…a person who espouses their views as “Moonie”…why be subjected to your views as well? Are yours of any significant value.

      • Coughman says:

        Yes, because a fictitious Internet name cancels out one’s opinion. Wow. What is H.M. short for, HeMorrhoids?

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