Amy Schumer is ‘mom-shamed’ for returning to work two weeks after having her baby

Poor Amy!

American comedian and actress Amy Schumer has been ‘mom-shamed’ for returning to work two weeks after giving birth.

The first-time mum welcomed son Gene Attell Fischer into the world on May 5 with husband Chris Fischer, and was back on stage this week at New York City’s Comedy Cellar for a performance.

The 37-year-old star posted on social media an image of herself on stage with the words: “I’m back!” and the disapproving comments quickly followed.

“Already?” queried many.

“Like, I can still smell your placenta…take a damn break,” commented another.

“Take some time,” said one.

“You don’t have to be back,” added someone else.

Amy responded with “I’ve always wanted to be mom shamed!!!!” but many of her fans also stepped up in her defense.

“That’s incredible, good on you, you are a rock star, you’re a force,” they countered.

To Amy’s critics there were posts like:

“Aaaaaand here comes those opinions that r mistaken for facts by those brilliant mommies who have it alllll figured out… Go Amy honey.”

“I’m sorry you’re getting shamed. Men hear none of this ridiculousness,” said another.

Amy and Chris were spotted on May 18 taking baby Gene for a walk through the park in New York city.

Amy’s return to the stage has followed a difficult pregnancy. She suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum – severe nausea and vomiting – throughout her pregnancy, and had to cancel part of a tour in February due to “complications”.

The I Feel Pretty star explained at the time: “The baby and I are healthy and everything looks good. But I am in my third trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and vomiting.

“I vomit mostly every time I ride in a car even for five minutes… I hate letting people down and I love stand up and money! But more than that I have to think about my health and the baby.”

In her Netflix special Growing, Amy shared that she was touring while pregnant only because she was contractually obligated to, so that could have also been the case for this show.

Amy and husband Chris, a chef, were spotted over the weekend taking their new baby and dog for a walk through the park in New York city.

The couple met in late 2017 and got married just three months later, in February 2018.

Amy was the first woman to make the Forbes list of highest paid comedians.

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