Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Trainwreck Amy Schumer Calls for Stricter Gun Control

“Enough is enough,” says comedian Amy Schumer concerning what she sees as an appalling lack of gun control.

As Yahoo explains, “For Amy Schumer, the subject of gun violence and mass shootings became ‘extremely personal’ last month, when John Russel Houser opened fire in a movie theater in Lafayette during a screening of her film ‘Trainwreck,’ killing two people and injuring nine others.”

I can only imagine how traumatizing that would be. And I am very sorry for the guilt she doubtlessly feels. It must be devastating.

But that doesn’t make her an expert on guns. It doesn’t make her an expert on criminal behavior. At the risk of sounding cruel, it doesn’t make her an expert on anything except second-hand loss.

Her professional life as a stand-up comedian and now actress doesn’t lend her opinion here any credit either. Considering the material she works with and the image she works hard to project, it only damns her testimony and opinion to the trash heap of uneducated drivel.

For anyone who doesn’t know who Amy Schumer is, consider “Wedding Crashers,” “Forty-Year-Old Virgin” and “Horrible Bosses.” They’re all crass movies filled with foul language and immature levels of sexuality. Yet, I’ll admit, they’re funny. I even own two of them.

So please read between the lines: This next opinion isn’t coming from a prude...

Amy Schumer, on the other hand, is just crass. She’s not crass and funny. She’s not disgusting and funny. In fact, I can’t even call her disgusting. She’s boring. And predictable, with every punchline I’ve ever heard her deliver being about sex, as if there’s nothing else to life.

She’s an expert on being the lewd, uncaring stereotype of a female trainwreck: someone who tries to project confidence while actually being horribly hurt and hurting.

I’m not going to compare her to Houser, making parallels between her active participation in the destruction of American morals, and shooting up theaters. She’s not a murderer. But that’s about the only positive thing I can say about her. Other than the fact that she hasn’t killed anyone, she’s not a good person. She’s damaged and determined to remain so.

Bottom line? Schumer needs to work on getting herself help before she has a prayer of solving anyone else’s problems.

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