Comedian Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter from a Sandy Hook survivor’s daughter on the fatal shooting that occurred during a screening of her movie Trainwreck last week in Louisiana. The letter calls on the comedian to “be a voice for our generation and for women” against gun violence.
Amy Schumer has responded to an open letter from a Sandy Hook survivor’s daughter.
The open letter, which was posted to Medium.com was written by Sarah Clements, whose mother survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. “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,” Clements writes.
“Amy Schumer, I and many other Millennials look up to you so much. You are our generation’s epitome of what it means to be a strong, powerful, self-aware champion for the experiences and truths of being a woman and an American today.
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“I admire your unapologetic, unwavering stature and your ability to laugh at yourself while actually pinning the joke on the audience to address often uncomfortable truths,” the letter continues.
“Join your colleagues Sarah Silverman and Kristen Schaal. Join our movement. Write an op-ed. Support an organization. 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.”
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After been sent the article on twitter, Schumer responded by letter Clements know that she has not forgotten victims, of the shooting, Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux. “Her name was Mayci, not Marci,” Schumer wrote, correcting an error in the letter.
“And I think about her and Jillian everyday. Don’t worry I’m on it. You’ll see.” In the aftermath of the shooting Schumer had shared her condolences, writing on twitter, ‘My heart is broken and all my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Louisiana.’
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