No time for that! Amy Schumer returned to the comedy stage in New York City just two weeks after giving birth to her son, Gene, and was met with tons of mom-shaming comments. However, the comedian took them all in stride and considered it a right of passage.
The 37-year-old shared a photo of herself on Monday, May 20, doing standup on stage at the iconic Comedy Cellar. “I’m back,” her caption proudly read. The Trainwreck star just welcomed her first child with her husband, Chris Fischer, on May 5 but she looked amazing back in her element.
However, in the age of social media, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. “Jesus, Amy. Let the stitches dissolve first,” one person wrote. Someone else wrote, “I’m sorry. What?! Didn’t you birth a human like five minutes ago?” While some of the shaming comments seemed genuinely concerned about the new mom’s health, some were just plain rude. “Like, I can still smell your placenta … take a damn break,” a separate user wrote.
Luckily, the Snatched actress doesn’t get rattled easily. When someone noted how many trolls were chiming in, Amy hilariously responded, “I’ve always wanted to be mom shamed!” Another fan applauded the I Feel Pretty star and wrote, “You can’t keep a good woman down.” The A-lister agreed, “Oh no, you can’t.”
There will always be haters but Amy also received an outpouring of support from people. “That’s incredible. Good on you! Positive vibes to you and your family. Keep it up!” one person gushed. “Probably energized from finally not being nauseous,” a separate user jokingly wrote referring to the comedian suffering from hyperemesis during her pregnancy.
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Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy. Women are the shit. Men are cool and whatever but women are fucking warriors and capable of anything. I was lucky enough to get to have a doula. Her name @domino_kirke @carriagehousebirth what do doulas do? I don’t totally know But what she did was make me and Chris feel totally secure and supported throughout my pregnancy and the birth process. I really recommend getting one if you can. Doctor Brill and all the nurses and pediatricians at Lenox Hill and all the other hospitals i spent time in this year, thank you for everything. I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy. Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful. But fuck, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone. @hgmoms has the best research I found on the condition The only thing that helped me with my nausea was products from @thelordjones I learned that globally 1 in 5 births take place without the assistance of a skilled birth attendant. @everymomcounts is a great place to donate $250 equips a midwife with a bag of medical equipment needed to provide care to hundreds of women and babies in Guatemala. All my friends. Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to “keep going” or telling me “it will be worth it”. Thank you. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana #titsleaking #wearingadiaper
It’s very obvious that Amy quickly took to motherhood and has been over-the-moon about her new bundle of joy. That doesn’t mean that she can’t also have her own life. “You are a rock star. I bet it felt amazing to be back up there,” someone else raved.
Go get ’em, Amy!