Amy Schumer has perfect response to how she'll 'cope' if son has autism like husband

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer 

Amy Schumer floated the interest balloon in a docu-series about her pregnancy and birth in an Instagram post featuring a sweet picture of herself and son Gene.

Many, including celebrities like Snooki, Rosanna Arquette, Paris Hilton and Glenn Close, gave an enthusiastic yaassss!

But one fan replied on her Instagram, "Not really, honestly." Others felt the same. Though it's what she said next that brought a reply from Schumer, 38.

"I think you're great, I just feel like it's self serving and overdone," the commenter wrote. "I'd like to see a documentary of you discovering your mate is diagnosed with autism and how you cope with the possibility that your child will be on the spectrum...."

Schumer wanted to back the truck up when it came to the word "cope."

Schumer responded: "how I cope? I don't see being on the spectrum as a negative thing. My husband is my favourite person I've ever met. He's kind, hilarious, interesting and talented and I admire him. Am I supposed to hope my son isn't like that?"


Would anyone be interested in seeing a docu series of my pregnancy and birth?

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Schumer has been open about husband Chris Fischer's ASD, a "developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour," according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Autism advocacy groups have lauded the comic for bringing visibility to people with ASD.

The poster later apologised for her "poor choice of words."


Hundreds of fans praised Schumer's response.

"Your comment set my hair on (fire emoji) It's called love, joy, downright perfection! My darling grandson is on the spectrum and he gives off more light than the Sun!!," one person wrote.

Another wrote: "this might be the greatest response in the history of Instagram comments."

Schumer, who gave birth to her son Gene Attell Fischer May 5, added in her response to the Instagram poster that she's a mum and has this parenting thing covered thank you very much.

"I will pay attention and try and provide him with the tools he needs to overcome whatever challenges come up like all parents, she wrote. "I'd be disappointed if he liked the Big Bang theory and nascar not if he has ASD."

USA Today