Amy Schumer fires back at Tampa, reads letter at NYC show

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (WFLA) — Comedian Amy Schumer delivered an open letter to Tampa at her show in New York Tuesday night, after Trump supporters walked out of her show at the Amalie Arena Sunday night.

Schumer read the letter at her Madison Square Garden show, saying in part, “Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?”

She continued: “After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy.”

The comedian slammed the Republican presidential nominee and brought a fan who supported him onstage to question him about his decision. She responded to people booing in the audience by telling them to leave if they didn’t like her opinions. When some continued to boo, Schumer asked security to escort them out.

Schumer went on to discuss her strong support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and for gun control.

Schumer responded to the controversy on Twitter on Monday with a note , “All love Tampa.”

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