Amy Schumer wrongfully censored on Good Morning America
Good Morning America‘s censors had quite the bleep-up when Amy Schumer stopped by on Tuesday.
Schumer sat down with GMA anchor Robin Roberts to chat about her new book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, released Aug. 16. When Roberts asked Schumer a fan question about what she would call her fragrance line if she had one, the show’s censors fumbled to bleep out the comic’s answer – and unfortunately missed the mark.
“Don’t ask me that! I’m supposed to not get in trouble?” said Schumer, who, earlier in the interview, promised to be on her best behavior on the live morning show. “Well, it would have to be a flower. I guess, pussy willow?”
In the original, live broadcast of the interview, the censors mistakenly bleeped out “flower” instead of “p—-.” And thanks to viewers like Twitter user Lindsay Rosenthal, there’s video proof of the bleep flub. See it below.
“You did this to yourself, Robin!” Schumer joked after leaving Roberts aghast. “It’s a flower!”
Watch Schumer’s full appearance on GMA – correctly bleeped out this time – in the video below.
Schumer is also in the news this week thanks to comedian Kurt Metzger, who was the credited writer on Inside Amy Schumer who posted several Facebook and Twitter messages seeming to shame women who don’t go to the police after alleged sexual assaults. “He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it,” Schumer tweeted Wednesday night in response, which led the much speculation that the series had been cancelled (despite the fact that the show was renewed for fifth season earlier this year).
The actress clarified her comment on Twitter Thursday morning, saying, “#InsideAmySchumer is not cancelled. @ComedyCentral has provided us with a wonderful home and we couldn’t be happier there. I am just touring Doing Standup and focusing on writing more for the next year at least. We are slated for a season 5 but not in the foreseeable future. I’m grateful @ComedyCentral is giving me this time to work on other projects. Now please grab my book #TheGirlWithTheLowerBackTattoo for now.”
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo is out now.