Amy Schumer Mentions Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson in Acceptance Speech [Watch]
Comedian Amy Schumer, the star of the hit movie "Trainwreck", mentioned Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson in her acceptance speech Sunday night at the Critics' Choice Awards.
Amy received the "MVP Award" from presenter Judd Apatow at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards and was given ample time to crack a multitude of jokes during her five minute acceptance speech. But at the very end, she got serious for a second to give a special mention to the two Acadiana natives who were victims of the Grand Theater shooting last summer in Lafayette.
“I want to thank Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson who died in Lafayette because a mentally ill person got their hands on a gun,” Schumer said. “But we can end gun violence together.”
Since the shooting, Schumer and her cousin, New York Congressman Chuck Schumer, have been working on anti-gun violence legislation.