Amy Schumer on Buffalo Shooting

Amy Schumer took to social media to respond to people who called her out by asking if she was traumatized by the horrific Buffalo mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 innocent Black people.

You may recall, that Amy, who co-hosted the Oscars with Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, said she was traumatized by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage.

She wrote in an Instagram post:

Still triggered and traumatized. I love my friend @chrisrock and believe he handled it like a pro.

Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend @questlove and the whole thing was so disturbing.

So much pain in @willsmith anyway I’m still in shock and stunned and sad. I’m proud of myself and my cohorts. But yeah. Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed.

In the wake of the devastating and racially-motivated attack orchestrated by Payton Gendron, a few people took to social media to ask if Amy Schumer was traumatized by that.

Amy responded to the questions with the following:

I’m getting a lot of posts like this.

Sending love to all the people in pain. If it makes you feel better to write this stuff to me have at it.

But I’m crushed like all of you. I work hard to fight the sickness we live in. I have for a long time now.

We are grieving with the people of Buffalo who have lost their loved ones and we ache with communities across the country that have once again born witness to an act of white supremacist terror.

The victims were grandmothers, former police officers, deacons, a civil rights leader, and more. This mass shooting was an act of racist, hate-motivated violence, and an entire community has been forever traumatized.

Once again, our country must reconcile its embrace of hate and easy access to guns.

The firearms industry has created a perfect storm for extremist terror to proliferate. It supports loose laws and policies that enable extremists to arm themselves; embraces and funds gun lobby groups that amplify dangerous lies of extremist movements; and then irresponsibly markets and sells extremists the deadliest weaponry it can produce.

The gun industry must do its part to prevent tragedies like the mass shooting in Buffalo, and be held accountable when it doesn’t.

We need more than thoughts and prayers –– we need our lawmakers to take action to disrupt access to firearms by domestic terrorists and white supremacy.

Lives are on the line. We must disarm hate @everytown

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