In her Netflix special “Emergency Contact,” comedian Amy Schumer makes jokes about her own cosmetic procedures and also takes aim at Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. Schumer pokes fun at Hilaria’s false claims of being Spanish, despite being born and raised in Boston, and her husband Alec’s involvement in the fatal prop gun shooting on the set of “Rust.” Schumer’s point is that the couple seems to overlook each other’s transgressions and suggests that they should find someone who can stand them. Hilaria apologized in February 2021 for misleading people about her upbringing and cultural identity.
Citing USA Today, Amy Schumer’s latest Netflix special, “Emergency Contact,” is not for the faint of heart. The comedian is known for her no-holds-barred approach to comedy, and this special is no exception. In fact, Schumer’s jokes about Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have caused quite a stir.
Schumer starts by poking fun at herself, admitting that her liposuction was the “laziest thing” she’s ever done. She also jokes about her use of fillers and a laser treatment that left her skin “blood red” but ultimately unchanged. However, it’s her jokes about Hilaria Baldwin that really hit home.
“Do you guys know who Hilaria Baldwin is?” Schumer asks the audience. “I’m saying it wrong. I’m sorry,” she says, affecting a Spanish accent. “Hilaria Baldwin. I just can’t wrap my head around this story.”
Schumer goes on to explain that she met Hilaria backstage at “Saturday Night Live” years ago, where Hilaria told her she was “from España” with a thick Spanish accent. Schumer then reveals that Hilaria is actually Hillary from Boston and that she and Alec Baldwin have a “von Trapp amount of children” with “very Spanish names like Jamón, Croqueta, and Flamenco.”
Schumer’s point is that all evidence points to Hilaria pretending to be from Spain since she met her husband, Alec Baldwin. Hilaria apologized on Instagram in February 2021 for a lack of transparency about her upbringing and giving the impression she was Spanish.
Schumer’s jokes about the Baldwins come at a time when Alec is facing criminal charges in the fatal prop gun shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust.” Schumer’s point is that neither Alec nor Hilaria seems to care about the other’s transgressions in their marriage, so they should “find someone who can stand you.”
Schumer’s jokes have caused quite a stir, with some people accusing her of being racist and others applauding her for calling out Hilaria’s deception. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’s clear that Schumer isn’t afraid to tackle controversial topics in her comedy.
To finalize everything, Amy Schumer’s latest Netflix special, “Emergency Contact,” is a no-holds-barred look at the comedian’s life and the world around her. While her jokes about Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have caused controversy, they also highlight Schumer’s willingness to tackle difficult topics in her comedy. Whether you love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Schumer is one of the most fearless comedians working today.
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