Amy Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, welcomed their son, Gene, on May 5, and two weeks later she’s back on her comedy grind. The I Feel Pretty star had a gig at New York City’s Comedy Cellar on Monday night, May 20, and this, for some reason, has sent mom shamers into a tizzy.
“Already???? That’s insane!!! And inhumane. Contract or not you need to be allowed at least 6 weeks for maternity,” one person wrote under Schumer’s Instagram about the performance. Another commented with, “Take some time,” and a third person replied, “I’m sorry. What?! Didn’t you birth a human like 5 minutes ago?”
Schumer’s response to all this criticism is, of course, on point. “I’ve always wanted to be mom shamed!!!!” she wrote under one person’s comment.
Journalist Jessica Yellin, who helped Schumer announce her pregnancy last October, congratulated the comedian on her return to work by writing, “I can only imagine what a pump room looks like at a comedy club. Welcome back, #rockstar.” To this Schumer said, “Every room is a pump room if you put your mind to it.”
And in one final comment, Schumer wrote, “Oh no, you can’t,” to a fan who said, “You can’t keep a good woman down!”
It’s no surprise Amy Schumer is taking her first bout of mom shaming in stride. She had a great sense of humor throughout her pregnancy. In her Netflix special Growing, she opens up about experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum, which is often described as extreme morning sickness. “I throw up an Exorcist amount every day,” Schumer jokes at one point.
Her Instagram page has also been popping with funny, relatable motherhood content — like this photo of her using a breast pump, which she captioned with “#ootd” (“outfit of the day”).
And this A+ selfie:
“Women are the shit,” she posted to Instagram on May 11 alongside a photo of herself and Baby Gene. “Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything.”
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