Comedian Amy Schumer refuses to apologize for defending Israel amid attacks from outraged liberal fans.
Schumer, who is Jewish, has used her platform on social media to post pro-Israel messaging in the weeks since Hamas’ monstrous attack on the country.
She has not been shy about voicing support for the victims of the violence or her disgust at the liberal-led pro-Hamas protests that have emerged since the beginning of the conflict.
Schumer has taken heat from some of her 13.1 million followers for reposting the powerful words of others who condemn antisemitism, and sharing information about victims kidnapped during the brutal attacks.
🇮🇱 Amy Schumer is a ZIONIST LIAR! pic.twitter.com/Cxju9Sijdo
— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) October 27, 2023
She shared singer Regina Spektor’s post questioning why liberals are calling for a “cease fire instead of for Hamas to surrender.”
“While hostages aren’t returned, while rockets from Hamas fall, while hate crimes against Jews are up all over the world,” Spektor asked.
Schumer also shared a video of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, stating that people calling for a ceasefire “do not understand Hamas.”
they way I fucking died.
fuck amy schumer. pic.twitter.com/2ypVaALDyc
— miri أميرة 👑 (@blkcamel) November 3, 2023
Clinton said that doing so would “be such a gift to Hamas” because they would spend the time it afforded them to rebuild their armaments and create stronger positions to fend off the eventual Israeli attacks.
Schumer blasted left-leaning news publications for feeding into Hamas’ propaganda, when they prematurely reported that Israel was behind a missile attack on a Gaza hospital.
In mid-October, she called for the editors of the news sites to resign for publishing “terrorist lies.”
Yes #AmySchumer we don't want Israel to "exist" anymore. If you wanted a two state solution you would've put it into action 75 years ago. It's too late for that, you guys can go wherever you want. Just like YOU made 1.1 million Palestinians LEAVE their OWN HOMES. You stole it. pic.twitter.com/2Hu421OkHu
— Leave me alone (@EllaSinderland) October 26, 2023
“Many Western outlets published a propaganda LIE, blaming Israel without fact checking FACTS only reached the headlines an hour later,” the comedian wrote on her Instagram Stories.
“Fire the @bbcnews @nyt @skynews @cnn editors who put terrorist lies on their homepages,” she demanded.
At the end of the month she posted a then deleted a cartoon that depicted college-aged Hamas supporters protesting with signs that read “Proud of our rapist martyrs” and “Gazans rape Jewish girls only in self defense.”
“Yeah yeah totally Cease fire. But mind if we get the babies back? Can y’all give that a shout too? And also try not to kill all the Jews again?” She captioned the post.
amy schumer go to hell pic.twitter.com/625WdxLAqy
— b 💋 (@vamprigos) October 28, 2023
Schumer was attacked by the internet for being “a white supremacist” and “Zionist liar,” after posting the Story.
On Halloween, the “Trainwreck” star, who is a distant cousin of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), revealed that her stance on the “never ending nightmare” has cost her friendships.
“I’m sad to have lost so many friends these last few weeks but feel powerful and free knowing I stand for the truth and will fight for it always,” she wrote.
“I’m a proud Jewish Woman and have every right to be. Head high. Spirits high. Love my fellow brother and sisters,” the post concluded.
Schumer responded to the the intense criticism she has received throughout the last month in a lengthy post on Wednesday.
“What I want is EVERY HOSTAGE BACK. I want safety and freedom from Hamas for Palestinians and Israelis. I want safety for Jewish people and Muslims as well. Everyone. Just like you. I want peace,” she began.
“You will never see me wishing harm on anyone. Saying I’m Islamophobic or that I like genocide is crazy,” Schumer noted.
“When you say I’m rich please add in ‘SELF MADE,'” she continued. “I come come [sic] being dirt poor.”
“Senator Chuck Schumer is my dads 2nd cousin once removed. I didn’t meet him until I was 25.”
“I have never been given any money to support a cause other than tampons. I’ve never stolen a joke,” the comedian added.
She mocked those calling her a “failed comic,” by pointing out that she is the most successful woman comedian of all time.
“I’m ugly/fat okay Sorry you aren’t attracted to me,” the “I Feel Pretty” star went on. “I found someone who is. I hope you find someone too.”
Schumer concluded the post with a crystal clear message about hope and antisemitism.
“We are in a lot of pain. What hurts the most is that we all actually love each other,” she wrapped up. “You hate Jews. You don’t know why. I still love you.”