Amy Schumer Responds to Open Letter About ‘Trainwreck’ Shooting

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.

More Film

  • Dwayne Johnson's 'Skyscraper' Leads China Box

    China Box Office Propels 'Skyscraper' to $75 Million Overseas

    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 […]

  • Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry

    Durban FilmMart Celebrates Women as Industry Still Struggles With Transformation

    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 […]

  • MayFair, directed by Sara Blecher

    Sara Blecher’s ‘Mayfair’ Brings Feminine Gaze to Gangster Tale

    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 […]

  • Todd Brown, XYZ Films

    African Finance Under Spotlight at Durban FilmMart  

    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 […]

  • Ryan Reynolds'Deadpool' panel, Comic-Con International, San

    Ryan Reynolds Wants to Explore Deadpool's Bisexuality in Future Films

    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 […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content