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The Folly of Fame: Why have People Started Hating Amy Schumer?

Updated On 29 Mar, 2018 Published On

Amy Beth Schumer, a.k.a. Amy Schumer is an American-born actress and stand-up comedian who is best known for her openly sexual jokes, and jokes supporting plus-size women. Just a few years back, she was at the peak of her career, with everyone talking about her, and winning numerous awards.

But as of now, the comedian has reached the other side of the fame, being hated by a majority and even being called a racist and an anti-feminist. 

Let's face it, being a comedian is hard. You have to come with a witty, funny joke and make sure that you insult no one, since it can sometimes be quite hard because people have their own opinions. And the internet has made the world even more complicated because every little thing is bound to offend someone. 

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

Source: NY Daily News

But when it comes to Schumer, she has bitten more than she can chew, just to become funny and gain attention. This has now proved to be Amy's blunder.

Here we are going to share some reasons why people hate Amy Schumer. Let's find out. 

1. Too Many Sex Jokes

One of the traits of Amy which first gained her massive media attention is her openness regarding sexuality and body image. She has always made jokes about her body and how it is not acceptable in Hollywood. And let's not forget the humorous sex jokes satirizing both men and women. 

Have you seen her music video Milk Milk Lemonade, featuring no other than Amber Rose? Through the lyrics of the song, she satires how men are infatuated with the body part of women which has a function of excreting. 

Watch Amy's music video for Milk Milk Lemonade

This videos indeed is a masterpiece and we highly doubt anyone disagrees. But Amy does not seem to get that too much of anything good can make you sick too. 

Throughout the years, her comedy has mostly been about sex jokes that have made people tired of her. Her jokes are getting old and repetitive and have reached a point where it is almost annoying. 

2. Accused of Plagiarism

In the past few years, Amy has been thrown under the bus by many comedians and personalities for copying their jokes and not crediting them. Not long ago, stand-up comedian Wendy Liebman shared on her Twitter how Amy Schumer stole her joke on her HBO special and how memes of her joke were all over social media without crediting her. The tweet has since been deleted as she is currently quite good friends with Amy. 

Wendy Libeman's tweet which has been deleted

Wendy Liebman's tweet which has been deleted

Source: Buzzfeed

But as the tweet hit the internet by storm, Amy shared a tweet saying she would never steal a joke. 

Some of the other comedians who have accused Amy of stealing their jokes are Tammy Pescatelli, Kathleen Madigan and Patrick O'Neal

The plagiarism is not just limited to jokes. In 2018, Amy is all set to appear as Renee Barrett in the upcoming film I Feel Pretty. In the movie, her character, whose looks do not meet the usual beauty standard of the society, hits herself on the head and wakes up loving her body and feeling confident than ever. 

Watch the trailer for I Feel Pretty

Fans are not surprised because the plot of the movie is quite similar to Shallow Hal where the lead character Hal, portrayed by Jack Black, wakes up seeing every overweight person skinny and beautiful. 

Well, we cannot deny the fact that the plots and the ideas are quite similar. 

3. She tries too hard

There seems to be a point when comedians run out of ideas and start making themselves look like an idiot just to sound funny. And when it comes to Amy, she hit the mark a long time ago. Her contents as of now seem very forced and repetitive, and people are tired of it. 

Recently, in early 2018, she appeared as a baby in The Ellen Show. Yeah, we get the idea it is funny, but she tried way too hard to be funny. From drinking from a giant milk bottle to making Ellen DeGeneres feed her and burp her, the sight was not as funny as she thought it would be. 

Watch the episode here

The situation was very awkward, and Ellen's vibe of awkwardness could be felt in the video. This is not the only time she has done so. 

In 2015, during the red carpet of Time 100 Ceremony, she fell face down knowingly in front of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to make others laugh. But she ended up making a fool of herself as the Kardashian-West duo did not seem to care about her at all and just walked away without helping her up. 

Watch Amy speak about the incident. 

Adding to this is the fact that she openly spoke about how she did it on purpose with Jimmy Kimmel and made herself seem even more desperate to appear on the headline. 

4. She jumps onto beef too often

Amy is among the celebrities in the industry who loves to comment on someone before thinking twice, hopping into a feud in a snap. From dissing the Kardashians to making fun of other celebs and companies like Ashley Graham, Glamor, she has done it all. 

Know more about Amy dissing The Kardashians

Amy seems to have an internal problem with the Kardashians as she has dissed them so much that it has now started looking more like bullying rather than just a joke. She is known to talk about them on every chance she gets. 

Back in 2015, she made a joke about Khloe Kardashian's massive body transformation quoting:

Khloe was ours, right? Whenever there’s a group of women, you identify with one of them, right? Khloe, she lost half her body weight. She lost a Kendall [Jenner], and we have nothing.

Khloe Kardashian is the most vocal about everything and being herself she slammed Amy in a series of tweets. Khloe wrote that she (Amy) did not need to tear down others to make herself feel better. 

 Amy, on the other hand, responded by sharing on Twitter that she had nothing but love for the Kardashians. Yeah, Amy, we know how you feel. 

Moreover, her notoriousness is not just limited to these. From making racist jokes, skinny shaming, being rude to her fans and being an eyesore for feminists out there, she has done it all.

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