Amy Schumer gave herself a pat on the again, taking credit score for no artists collaborating with Maroon 5 on the Tremendous Bowl LIII halftime present.
“I’ve finished 2 Tremendous Bowl commercials within the final couple years and I am so silly considering my opinion would matter, proper? Effectively guess what? I’ll have made a distinction,” the 37-year-old “Snatched” star wrote on Instagram. “Nobody is stepping as much as carry out. Possibly they would not have anyway. However no less than I attempted to assist out and do what different individuals are too grasping or afraid to.”
Schumer referred to as out artists in an effort to dam them from performing on the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present in an effort to protest the NFL’s remedy of gamers who kneel through the nationwide anthem — a protest in itself in opposition to police brutality in opposition to folks of coloration.
“Would you try this to face up for folks of coloration? I’ll have made an influence,” she boasted. “You possibly can write about sports activities and even be the very best at it however what have you ever finished to assist the marginalized or underneath represented [sic]? I’ll proceed to do all the pieces I can,” she wrote. “Even with all of the snide little white sports activities writers making reducing remarks.”
The “Inside Amy Schumer” creator closed with a Gloria Steinem quote that learn, “Any lady who chooses to behave like a full human being ought to be warned that armies of the established order will deal with her as one thing of a grimy joke.”
Schumer wasn’t the one superstar to name for artists to boycott the halftime present.
Rihanna reportedly declined to hitch Maroon 5 for the halftime present — regardless of collaborating with them on their hit “If I By no means See Your Face Once more” — as a result of she helps Colin Kaepernick, who reportedly started the kneeling apply.
Different stars who nixed performances reportedly embody Cardi B, who collaborated with Maroon 5 on hit “Ladies Like You,” Andre 3000, Mary J. Blige, Usher and Lauryn Hill.
Rapper Jay-Z additionally declined to perform final 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl out of assist for the Black Lives Matter motion, regardless of spouse Beyonce performing twice prior to now.
To this point, none have credited Schumer with influencing their selections.