"How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?"+ READ ARTICLE
The comedian and writer read the letter at a performance in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night in New York City, People reports.
“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,” she said. “How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?”
Referencing a comment she made during the Tampa show, Schumer added that she “shouldn’t have said that [Trump] was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster” and jokingly claimed she wouldn’t say it again.
Prior to her New York show, the Trainwreck star shared a photo on Instagram of two comedians she was performing with that evening, which she captioned “@rachelfeinstein @marknormand and I are putting on a squeaky clean show #msg #tampaapologytour.”
During the Tampa show, Schumer discussed political topics including gun control and the presidential election. She also asked whether a Trump supporter could get up on stage and explain his or her enthusiasm for the Republican candidate. When some members of the audience booed, the 35-year-old comedian invited them to leave, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The Times reported that about 200 people walked out of the Amalie Arena—about 1% of the stadium’s capacity. “I don’t want to hear that. We wanted to have a good night without distractions with the politics,” one spectator told the publication.