Amy Schumer's new Netflix special is being bashed in the ratings, and she knows exactly why.
The barrage of negative Netflix members reviews is not because her new standup hour The Leather Special isn't particularly funny. It's some of the 35-year-old's finest work yet.
After a Splitsider article exposed the truth behind users' low scores, the outspoken comedy of raunch took to Instagram and revealed that "The alt right organized trolls attack everything I do."
Schumer's brand of comedy stemming from a strong feminist point of view has often been the target of misogynistic critics. Her attackers are determined to do everything they can to see her go down in flames.
A report on Decider said, "Sadly, a chunk of these negative reviews can be attributed to misogyny – female comics are frequently criticized for making certain jokes that men make all the time."
Some digging revealed a disturbing call to arms by alt-right subreddit users to smother Schumer's special with one-star ratings.
Posts found on the thread read, "To those that still have Netflix; Netflix just added a new Amy Schumer special, please go and 1 star that piece of shit" and "Amy Schumer has a new special on Netflix and it has 1.5 stars… Can we get it down to 1?"
Instead of attacking the alt-right trolls, Schumer said in her Instagram post that, "They organize to get my ratings down. Meeting in sub Reddit rooms. They tried on my book and movies and tv show And I want to thank them."
She goes on to explain that the attacks do nothing but add to her credibility as a comedienne. "It makes me feel so powerful and dangerous and brave," she says, and "It reminds me what I'm saying is effective and bring more interest to my work and their obsession with me keeps me going."
Continue on to read more from her Instagram post.