The alt-right strikes again — and this time, its target is female comedian Amy Schumer. At least, that’s what Schumer believes.
Apparently the trolls don’t have much else to do with their lives, because they spent the past few weeks giving Shumer’s new hour-long stand-up special bad reviews on Netflix. They left the show with a total one-star rating and plenty of misogynistic messages for the comedian.
As we all know, Schumer isn’t one to stay quiet, and quickly took to Instagram to address the issue.
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! 😘😘😘
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.
She also criticized the media for jumping to conclusions that people weren’t happy with her special.
However, some people argued that it wasn’t the alt-right trolls who were to blame for the low ratings — instead, they suggested that maybe Schumer just wasn’t funny.
Maybe we’ll never know exactly what happened with those ratings, but I wouldn’t put it past alt-right trolls for at least some of the hate. Though Schumer’s public image might not be the cleanest at the moment, there are few things alt-right trolls hate more than confident women in the spotlight.