Comedian Amy Schumer’s Netflix special tanked—really bad. The reviews were next to the worst. But what could she expect upon giving folks a political lecture? (There was an exodus of about 200 people before the show ended.) The bizarre ting is Schumer struggled to think it was her—she even passed blame onto the president. (Really??)
Of the 1,200 Netflix-user review, Schumer’s show averaged out to 1.5 stars—one being worst a show could possibly get. (Whoops!) If that’s not bad enough, here are a few critics’ reviews:
The Los Angeles Times’ critic said Schumer’s special crossed the line in terms of adult-themed subject matter—her usual shtick. “The Leather Special not only relies on…explicit themes but kicks it all up a notch so there’s more of it—with more frequency and extremities. And as it turns out, that’s not a good thing.”
Newsday passed it with a C, adding it was “too much” and “too carnal.” The Detroit News wrote “funny but predictable.”
But check out Schumer’s plan B[lame]:
I am so proud of my special and grateful to all the people spreading love on line about it. I am the first female comic who is selling out arenas all over the world and so grateful for that. I am embarrassed for the “journalists” who report on trolls activities as if it’s news. It’s indicative of administration right now. Anyone who reported that “viewers aren’t happy” with my special, it would have been cool if you did a moment of research before posting. The alt right organized trolls attack everything I do. Read the @splitsider article. They organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms. They tried on my book and movies and tv show And I want to thank them. It makes me feel so powerful and dangerous and brave. It reminds me what I’m saying is effective and bring more interest to my work and their obsession with me keeps me going. I am only alarmed by the people printing their organized trolling as “news” this is what the current administration wants. So this post has nothing against the trolls. I thank you trolls so much. It fills me with hope and power to see you all furiously posting so as always accuse me of whatever lies you want. Call me a whale. Call me a thief and I will continue to rise and fight and lead. I know who I am. I am strong and beautiful and will use my voice my whole time on this earth. Journalists do better it’s embarrassing. Trolls see you on the next one! 😘😘😘
[Source: Instagram/Amy Schumer]
Yeah, she alludes to President Trump’s administration being puppet masters of the reporters giving her Netflix special bad reviews. Here’s a clearer version of that: “I am only alarmed by the people printing their organized trolling as ‘news’ this is what the current administration wants,” Schumer wrote in her post.
There’s also that line about the “alt-right”—quite the reach. With that conspiracy theory, perhaps she should have a guest spot on one of those supposition, radio shows. Humoring her opinion about Trump’s administration out to get her, the president definitely has all that time to give her his undivided attention—it’s all about Amy. Oddly, in her post, she neglected to reference and/or didn’t have a rebuttal for the aforementioned reviews. But that’s how connect-the-paranoia dots work—there’s no clear picture.
Schumer’s wrap-up deserves five stars (of desperation):
“Call me a whale. Call me a thief, and I will continue to rise and fight and lead. I know who I am. I am strong and beautiful and will use my voice my whole time on this earth,” she wrote.
However, it’s always good to have goals—no matter how dramatically unreal…