Amy Schumer is well aware of the hate she received after announcing her personal Super Bowl protest — but, despite the “cutting remarks,” she thinks she may have made a difference.
Schumer took to social media to comment on the reports that Maroon 5 can’t find other high-profile acts to perform with them during their halftime show on Feb. 3. “I have done 2 Super Bowl commercials in the last couple years,” she wrote, “and I’m so stupid thinking my opinion would matter right? Well guess what? I may have made a difference. No one is stepping up to perform.”
To her haters, she asked: “Would you do that to stand up for people of color? I may have made an impact.”
Schumer went on to call out “white sports writers” specifically for their “snide” comments after she announced that, in support of Colin Kaepernick, she won’t do a Super Bowl commercial. “You can write about sports and even be the best at it but what have you done to help the marginalized or under represented?” she asked. “I will continue to do everything I can. Even with all the snide little white sports writers making cutting remarks.”
She ended her post with a Gloria Steinem quote that said, “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke.”