Comedian and actress is a vocal advocate for gun control
Amy Schumer has reportedly modified her latest film following the weekend’s tragic events in Orlando, Florida.
Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more when he opened fire at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was shot dead by police.
According to E! News, Schumer has now decided to remove at least one scene from the movie in which a character is seen shooting a gun at others.
The film, currently untitled, is a mother-daughter comedy in which Schumer stars opposite Goldie Hawn. It’s expected to hit cinema screens in early 2017.
Schumer is a vocal advocate for gun control and tackled the issue in a recent skit on her sketch show Inside Amy Schumer. “Sickening news. All my love to Orlando,” she tweeted after news of the mass killing at Pulse nightclub broke. She also encouraged her US followers to contact their Senator to call for greater regulation of gun ownership.
Schumer recently announced an arena tour of the UK for her stand-up comedy, coinciding with the publication of her first book. She will play:
Edinburgh, Playhouse (August 30)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (September 3)
London, The O2 (September 4)
The three shows mark Schumer’s first British stand-up sets since the success of Trainwreck and her sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, which is on its fourth series for Comedy Central.