'Didn't you birth a human like five minutes ago?' Amy Schumer is mom-shamed and branded 'INSANE' for returning to stand-up comedy just two weeks after having her first baby
- The actress and comedian gave birth to her first child, Gene Attell, with husband Chris Fischer on Sunday, May 5
- Just over two weeks later the 37-year-old shared a photo of her on stage at a stand up comedy gig with a caption that read: 'I'm back'
- Since she shared the image on Monday, May 20, the New York native has received some comments from fans who say she has returned to work 'too soon'
- One user said she was 'insane' and 'inhumane' for working so soon after having her baby, while another said she should be at home lying on her sofa
- However, the mom-of-one clapped back at critics with her humor as she said she said: 'I've always wanted to be mom shamed!!!'
Amy Schumer has been criticized on social media after sharing a photo that shows her performing at a stand-up comedy gig just two weeks after giving birth to her first child.
The 37-year-old actress and comedian shared the photo to Instagram on Monday, May 20, and it has since become inundated with comments from people criticizing the new mother for returning to work so soon after having her baby.
Many of the New York native's fans have encouraged her to 'take a break' with several claiming it it 'too soon' for her to return to work after giving birth.
Yikes! Amy Schumer has received criticism on Instagram after sharing a photo of her performing at a stand-up comedy gig just two weeks after giving birth to her first baby
Backlash: Dozens of users have commented on the 37-year-old actress's photo, with many saying they think it is 'too soon' for the new mother to return to work after giving birth
The image, taken by a fellow comic, showed the comedian standing on stage beside the 'comedy cellar' sign as she held a microphone and looked out to the audience.
While many of the comments left on the star's photo were positive, several users pointed out that they thought it was too soon for her to return to work.
One user branded her 'insane' and 'inhumane' for getting back to work just over two weeks since having her child.
Love: Amy gave birth to her first child, Gene Attell, with husband Chris Fischer on Sunday, May 5
'Already???? That's insane!!! And inhumane. Contract or not you need to be allowed at least six weeks for maternity,' she said.
Another user told the comedian she should be lying on her couch wearing a loose dress instead of working.
She said: 'Good grief woman! What the actual eff???? You're supposed to be wearing a mumu and laying on he freakin' sofa!!!'
Another woman said: 'I'm sorry. What?! Didn't you birth a human like five minutes ago?'
Meanwhile, others urged her to 'take a break' from her busy schedule and rest up after having her baby.
'Too soon. Take care [of] yourself,' one user wrote, while another added: 'Like, I can still smell your placenta... take a damn break ffs.'
However, despite the wave of criticism, others have congratulated Amy for going back to work.
One fan of the comedian said: 'Well, way to make the rest of us mommas look bad. Get it girl!!!' Another added: 'That’s incredible. Good on you! Positive vibes to you and your family. Keep it up!'
Funny! Responding to the backlash, Amy joked that she has 'always wanted to be mom shamed!!!', as she replied to a comment from writer and producer Molly McNearney
Response: Similarly, she responded to a comment from journalist Jessica Yellin, saying: 'Every room is a pump room if you put your mind to it'
Determined! The actress showed her determined attitude, as she responded to a comment that read: 'You can't keep a good woman down!' saying 'oh no, you can't'
Open: The mother-of-one has been open about the reality of life post-pregnancy, as she shared a photo just after giving birth (L) and one that showed her wearing two breast pumps (R)
'#Milf I'm at 6 weeks postpartum feeling pretty awesome if I brush my teeth each day and you’re out there slaying,' another woman wrote.
And despite the controversy over the image, Amy responded to the critics with humor.
Struggle: As seen during her pregnancy, the actress suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum - an acute form of pregnancy-related nausea
Responding to writer and producer Molly McNearney, who joked about the 'mom shaming' that was going to come with the post, Amy said she 'always wanted to be mom-shamed'.
Similarly, she responded to journalist Jessica Yellin who said 'I can only imagine what a pump room looks like at a comedy club. Welcome back #rockstar,' saying: 'Every room is a pump room if you put your mind to it.'
The actress also responded to another follower, who said 'you can't keep a good woman down!', as she said: 'Oh no, you can't.'
The new mother gave birth to her first child with husband Chris Fischer, who she married last year, on Sunday, May 5.
She later revealed the name of their son as Gene Attell Fischer.
During her pregnancy, the actress suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum - an acute form of pregnancy-related nausea. Back in November, her bout of the illness became so serious she was hospitalized and had to postpone tour dates in Texas.
Since having her child, the actress has openly shared her experiences with the reality of motherhood.
She shared a photo to Instagram on Friday, May 17 that showed her posing makeup free and wearing two breast pumps.
The caption of the photo read: 'Guys what are we doing tonight? #schumerpump #ootd.'
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