Amy Schumer Wore a Tampon to The Emmys?
By James Lang
There’s little doubt that Amy Schumer is bold, hilarious and unintentionally insightful. But, I don’t think E!’s Giuliana Rancic was ready for her response to a fairly standard red-carpet question: “Who are you wearing?” Schumer’s response: “Vivienne Westwood, Tom Ford shoes, and an O.B. tampon!”
For the rest of the guys in the audience, you can find part of Schumer’s ensemble here. Not exactly high-dollar, especially in the context of a red carpet appearance at The Emmy’s!
Is Kurt Metzger rubbing off on Schumer?
Schumer came under fire in August for her association with Kurt Metzger, a former writer on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Metzger posted a very controversial, satirical post (shocker, in poor taste) about Jiff Dilfyberg, a fictional character that had supposedly been accused of rape. Metzger has a penchant for pushing the envelope in order to make points (Have you seen Schumer’s show?). Was Schumer just trying to be funny, or was she intentionally grabbing headlines? Either way, someone as controversial as Metzger, in such proximity to Schumer, would certainly be an influence, and this red-carpet first might be highlighting that controversial undertone that has proven to be so effective at grabbing headlines.
Love or hate Schumer, there’s no doubt that she has a special talent for grabbing and keeping attention. Does she steal jokes? Probably. Is she hilarious and on her way to becoming comedy royalty? Absolutely.
That leaves us with just one question, what will Amy Schumer (reader her army of writers) come up with next? And, how hard will we laugh while raising a glass to her unique delivery?