What started as a friendly interview turned sour after the host implied that Schumer’s character was “skanky,” moments after the comedian shared the film was biographical.
Apparently Amy Schumer does not like the term. But it does fit the character in the movie, as revealed by our own Liz here. And in the past, Ms. Schumer has stated that “I can catch a dick whenever I want.” This does seem to be something that a skank might say.
So, why did she walk out of the interview? Perhaps she did not like being effectively referred to as a skank. And why is a the term skank such bad thing. After all, sex positive feminism is considered to be a good thing; with shows such as Sex and the City glamorizing it. Furthermore, slutwalks are all about sluts owning the term. They are apparently proud of being sluts. So let us consider alternatives,
1 There is something visceral and deep that everybody at some level feels such that sluts and skanks are associated with badness. This might be comparable to a man to be labeled a lazy no-good worthless bum. Ms. Schumer might believe that as such, no woman should be called a skank. At least until the term is normalized, perhaps transforming into skanque.
2 Or perhaps she believes that skankiness is another level more extreme than what she is doing. What she does is about personal growth, about finding oneself. Those other poorer, less educated and less famous women are skanks, not her.
3 Maybe it all was a publicity stunt
Or perhaps it is some combination of above. You decide.