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Published On: Fri, Apr 20th, 2018

Amy Schumer already blaming trolls for ‘I Feel Pretty,’ her latest box office bomb

While The Hollywood Reporter, says Amy “Schumer’s new movie won’t match the openings of her past two big-screen comedies when it hits theaters this weekend” and Box Office Mojo is forecasting a $15 million first weekend, the actress is already blaming the Internet trolls for her resounding failure.

The Daily Wire attacked, stating that “The queen of smelly vagina jokes is quickly becoming the queen of box office jokes,” noting Schumer’s leftist politics as a factor for the lack of audience interest.

“Schumer’s politics became so toxic during one of her comedy routines, it prompted as many as 200 Trump-supporting fans to boo her and walk out of her show,” they wrote. “Both Schumer and all of Hollywood have yet to learn that alienating half your customer base with rude insults will only encourage them to stay home.”

“There will be a movement on Reddit to try and get the movie voted down, to actually hurt me,” said Schumer, in preparation of the box office disaster. “But I’m not going to let that slow me down.”

“The alt-right organized trolls attack everything I do,” the comedienne wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Thank them or not, Schumer doesn’t have to look far to finds critics: a 47 metacritic score and only 35% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it Schumer’s lowest rated film to date, edging out Snatched at 36%.

While she can blame faceless members of the alt-right, some feminists are taking issue with the new film as well – a movement which started back in February.

“As someone who looks considerably less attractive than @amyschumer in a bikini, has considerably less middle class privilege, & a chronic illness – what am I supposed to take from – that I’m hideous to society and need brain damage before I can believe in myself? Ffs” @bethedwardsuk

Now from reviews: “The movie’s frankly depressing. That word, ‘depressing,’ was in fact the first word I heard from all three college students, with whom I attended a screening.”

Here Rolling StoneI Feel Pretty keeps preaching the obvious – that we’re all vulnerable to issues of self worth. And the filmmakers pull every sentimental trick in the book to show their heart is in the right place; the last section of the movie is a tearjerking slog. But blunt honesty is not this film’s strong suit. Take the good folks at LeClair, who exploit Schumer’s character to help them sell a new brand of cosmetics to low-end consumers, because self esteem is not just good for the soul, it’s good for business. Bennett learns that hey, she’s always had that strong woman inside her – so now she can use that power to market cosmetics as a new road to actualization and success? That’s the takeaway? I Feel Pretty use the same technique to hawk tickets: See this movie and you’ll feel better about yourself. If the people responsible for this comedy aren’t embarrassed by that hypocrisy, they damn well should be. (Emphasis added, The Dispatch)

Sorry Amy, no trolls needed to crush this film, you have the critics for that and your divisiveness towards those who don’t agree with your politics.

NOTE: Amy is the cousin of New York Senator Chuck Schumer.

 

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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