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Amy Schumer Blames Alt-Right for Her Failing Netflix Special Ratings

By Nick Poling / Published on Sunday, 19 Mar 2017 00:16 AM / No Comments

Amy Schumer’s recent Netflix sponsored “The Leather Special” quickly bombed in ratings after its release. Amy took to instagram to voice her thoughts over the low rating and to concoct a conspiracy against her by the “alt-right”. Amy claims that reviews aren’t legitimate due to the conspiracy against her which she also thanked them for giving her a certain level of notoriety.

Via Amy’s instgram post:

“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! 😘😘😘

However, not all reviews were kind to Amy Schumer and her special. In fact, the LA Times contributor, Lorraine Ali, had a rather interesting take on the special itself:

The Leather Special” not only relies on many of those familiar and explicit themes, but kicks it all up a notch so there’s more of it — with more frequency and extremities. And as it turns out, that’s not a good thing. I’d put an example here, but a series of bleeped out words probably won’t be helpful.

Ironically, the dirtier it gets, the less daring it feels. Part of the problem is that she doesn’t drop in enough context from her life of late, and the material feels like it could have come from a set three years ago.

Amy Schumer’s raunch sense of humor isn’t for everyone. There is a likelihood that many people just don’t like Amy and rated her poorly, and also that people didn’t like the special as well.


About Nick Poling

The Nick is an old millennial at the ripe age of 34. Grew up in projects of the greater Seattle metropolitan area listening to mostly R&B, rap, and hip hop music as a youth. He finished High School in Baltimore County where he was introduced to punk rock and political activism. After High School he travelled the country hopping trains and hitch hiking spending time at various protests, rainbow gatherings, and similar events during his travels. This experience gave him great insight into various points of view and walks of life. The Nick is currently married and a father of four residing in Fort Worth, Texas. He is an avid gaming fan, and tech aficionado. His views have changed over the years from a wide eyed idealist to a pragmatic libertarian leaning independent who values freedom of choice and truth.