Amy Schumer is thankful for all of her devoted haters out there!
The comedian’s The Leather Special recently premiered on Netflix and was quickly inundated by negative reviews from alt-right trolls who routinely organize to undermine everything she does.
But Amy wasn’t deterred by that — instead she was disappointed in all the media outlets reporting on the negative reviews, when it was obvious they were inflated.
She took to Instagram to express her disapproval with how journalists handled the entire situation, saying:
"I am so proud of my special and grateful to all the people spreading love on line about it. I am the first female comic who is selling out arenas all over the world and so grateful for that. I am embarrassed for the "journalists" who report on trolls activities as if it’s news. It’s indicative of administration right now."
"Anyone who reported that "viewers aren’t happy" with my special, it would have been cool if you did a moment of research before posting. The alt right organized trolls attack everything I do. Read the @splitsider article. They organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms. They tried on my book and movies and tv show And I want to thank them."
Yes, the 35-year-old is thanking the negative reviewers for keeping her strong and resilient. She said:
"It makes me feel so powerful and dangerous and brave. It reminds me what I’m saying is effective and bring more interest to my work and their obsession with me keeps me going."
However, she would NOT let journalists off the hook, writing:
"I am only alarmed by the people printing their organized trolling as "news" this is what the current administration wants. So this post has nothing against the trolls. I thank you trolls so much. It fills me with hope and power to see you all furiously posting so as always accuse me of whatever lies you want. Call me a whale. Call me a thief and I will continue to rise and fight and lead. I know who I am. I am strong and beautiful and will use my voice my whole time on this earth. Journalists do better it’s embarrassing. Trolls see you on the next one! 😘😘😘"
We’re glad she spoke out! Enough is enough!