Amy Schumer Slapped Back At People Who Shamed Her For Returning To Stand-Up Two Weeks After Giving Birth
It’s been just over two weeks since Amy Schumer gained a lot more gross-out standup material by giving birth to her son with that name, Gene Attell Fischer. Two weeks is what I call a “fresh one” – basically, baby Gene probably still has that squishy little face that makes most newborns look like the alien baby from Men in Black. And there are people out there who let Amy know they think her baby is still a little too fresh to be away from her while she does standup. And Amy wasn’t having any of it.
On Monday, Amy posted a picture of her return to the Comedy Cellar stage after becoming a mom two weeks ago.
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Amy was probably too busy pumping milk and writing jokes to realize that this is exactly the type of post that would bring out the mommy shamers. People says that Amy received a variety of comments about returning to work “too soon,” such as:
“Already???? That’s insane!!! And inhumane. Contract or not you need to be allowed at least 6 weeks for maternity”
“Take some time”
“I’m sorry. What?! Didn’t you birth a human like 5 minutes ago?”
I couldn’t disagree more with those mommy shamers. Amy was probably gone maybe an hour, possibly two. It’s not like she bailed on her kid for a drunken weekend in Atlantic City.
Amy didn’t directly address any of those commenters, but she did respond to some of her famous friends by saying: “I’ve always wanted to be mom shamed!!!!”
One day later, and she clearly had the time. Amy addressed the wrath of the mommy shame brigade by posting the following picture of herself pumping with a caption slapping back at her postpartum haters.
Several famous moms like Debra Messing, Selma Blair, and Melanie Griffith, jumped to Amy’s defense in the comments. Selma wrote: “Who the hell would shame a mom for doing what she does? And how the hell did you do it?” I have the same question. Two weeks postpartum, and I was still in the disposable underwear I took home from the birth center. I was hallucinating cats. One time I forgot what a microwave was. So the fact that Amy was able to get dressed, look clean, and show up for a gig? Nanny or not, that’s a new-mother miracle. Although I’ve got a feeling someone probably had to talk Amy Schumer out of doing her 10-minute set in nothing but her pumping bra and the disposable underwear.