by Cassy Fiano | March 24, 2017 11:40 am
For some reason, Hollywood execs keep trying to make Amy Schumer happen. And it’s hard to see why — she’s not particularly funny and her attempt at “humor” seems to mainly revolve around being as disgusting, shocking and sexually graphic as possible. She was scheduled to star in the live-action “Barbie” movie, but has dropped out. And she has some interesting reasons for doing so.
In a statement, Schumer explained why she decided not to move forward. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” she said. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”
Sony responded by saying, “We respect and support Amy’s decision. We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”
Many people immediately questioned Schumer’s casting in the role of Barbie and it seems that the film is struggling. Not only have they lost their starring actress, there’s no director attached, either. And there’s a major question as to why she’s been let go: could it be her horrible ratings?
Schumer’s latest comedy show, The Leather Special, has just hit Netflix. The average rating is an abysmal one star out of five — 700 out of 900 users gave it just one star. Schumer begins the special by saying, “This past year, I’ve gotten very rich, famous, and humble.” She then went on during her comedy routine to slam “gun nuts” for opposing gun control laws and how she found herself beautiful despite being “very fat” by Hollywood standards.
The reviews were awful. “Absolutely horrible. Amy is 1 special away from being broke and homeless. Female comics are the best! Amy is not,” one user said. “I’ve had migraines that were way funnier than this stand-up performance. Very poor show,” another said.
On IMDB, it has a 5.5 rating out of 10. “I enjoyed her shows before, but Schumer was neither funny nor insightful in this special,” an IMDB user wrote. “A huge swing and a miss. With the exception of the gun riff, she relied on old material focused mainly on her smelly body parts. Maybe that is why none of the big premier pay channels picked up this special.”
And whose fault is it that her special has poor ratings? Conservatives and Donald Trump’s apparently.
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. 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. 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! ????????????
Typical for her to not own up to the fact that her humor fell flat. No, it’s all “haters.”
As for “Barbie” — could it be possible that Sony merely wised up to the fact that Amy Schumer is not funny and would have killed their movie?
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