Amy Schumer Responds to Rape in Football Sketch: We Are Trying to Educate
Amy Schumer‘s parody of the hit television show Friday Night Lights, titled “Football Town Nights,” made waves for its intense comments on rape culture and football.
The 33-year-old comedian responded to the controversial sketch, which many have praised for its clever comparisons. Josh Charles stars as the head football coach, with Amy as his wine-loving wife.
“You can maybe look at that scene and think we’re making light of something serious, but we really are trying to educate, but that’s not always clear,” Amy said. “Our hope is that people will laugh at that. They’ll think it’s funny and that maybe they’ll think, ‘Oh no, I can’t — I shouldn’t film it.’ Maybe something will get in there and actually help the culture…First of all, rape is good fodder for comedy because it’s the worst thing in the whole world. So it’s this untouchable.”
“We’re doing our best to have people not check out or be offended,” Amy added, “but still get the message and laugh.”
Watch the sketch below…
Amy Schumer’s Rape in Football Sketch