With her proactive comedic style and recent career hot streak, it was only a matter of time before someone found a problem with Amy Schumer. Over the weekend, The Guardian posted an article critical of some of her jokes and sketches and stated that Schumer “has a shockingly large blind spot around race,” in reference to her joke about Hispanic women that she delivered while hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.

On Sunday, Schumer responded quickly to her haters via Twitter. She stood her ground in a lengthy image post saying “I am not going to start joking about safe material. And don’t ask that of me” and “I am not a racist. I am a devout feminist and lover of all people.” 

Read her entire response to critics:


Schumer wants everyone to know that it’s her job as a comedian to make fun of uncomfortable topics like feminism, racism, and the justice system. She joins a growing list of comedians that includes Jerry Seinfeld, who’ve recently spoke out against criticism thrown toward comics who are starting to feel like they’re not allowed to joke about anything remotely sensitive. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments!

Amy’s upcoming comedy movie Trainwreck hits theatres July 17 and you can of course watch new episodes
Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy every Tuesday at 10:30ep.