Amy Schumer Attacked by Activists at Book Signing
Celebrity| | By Sara Wilkins
Animal rights protesters were kicked out of a book signing event in New York City on Tuesday after attacking Amy Schumer for her wardrobe choices.
The comedienne, who was promoting her new book The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo at the Barnes & Noble store in Union Square, attempted to explain herself to the activists and lighten the mood, but they were only interested in shouting at her and highlighting the fact she was photographed wearing a coat made by Canada Goose in January.
The protesters claimed the firm engages in animal cruelty.
When it became clear the activists in the store simply wanted to create a disturbance, they were asked to leave by security staff and then escorted off the premises.
A representative for Schumer tells TMZ that the Trainwreck star was given the Canada Goose jacket as a gift, and as soon as she learned about allegations the company harms animals she stopped wearing it.
Schumer’s book signing tour continues in Philadelphia on Wednesday, with stops in Jersey City, New Jersey, New York and Chicago planned for later this week. It is not known if the animal rights protesters will make another appearance at these events.
In her new memoir, which was released in the U.S. on Tuesday, the actress goes into detail about her father’s battle with MS, recalls her first sexual encounter opens up about her childhood and strained relationship with her mother, and her romance with a violent ex.
She also reveals she met her current boyfriend Ben Hanisch via a dating app.