Amy Schumer went from popular to super popular with the release of Trainwreck.
The comedian wrote the movie and starred in the movie and received rave reviews for the movie.
So why does she wish she had never written the movie?
Because a gunman opened fire on a crowded Louisiana movie theater during a screening of her comedy last July.
In the latest cover story for Vanity Fair, Schumer talks about how she learned the horrifying news that a man named John Russell Houser had opened fire on The Grand 16 Theater in Lafayette.
He killed two people and injured nine others before taking his own life in the incident.
“My publicist told me. And then I put on the news,” Schumer says of how she learned what happened.
“I was by myself in a hotel, and I was just like, I wish I never wrote that movie.”
There’s no reason for anyone to believe Houser targeted anyone in that theater specifically due to the film they were watching, of course.
But Schumer’s reaction is understandable.
Making a reference to the 2012 Aurora shooting in Colorado, Schumer said she felt the same way she did when reading about The Dark Knight shooting, adding:
“The idea of people trying to go out and have a good time – you know, looking forward to it? – I don’t know why that makes me the saddest.”
As a result of this tragedy (“I just felt helpless and stupid,” Schumer says), the hilarious star grew vocal about her views on gun control reform.
She began working with her cousin, Senator Chuck Schumer, to campaign for gun control reform.
“If you’ve been convicted of domestic violence or you’re severely mentally ill, I don’t think you should be able to get a gun,” she said during Glamour’s Women of The Year Awards in November.
This is a serious topic and we salute Schumer for taking a strong stand on it.
But she’s still Amy Schumer.
She still found time to make a reference to Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 1, the surprise ending of that premiere and her inclusion on the Vanity Fair cover.
Consider the following Instagram photo and caption. HA! We love it.