Amy Schumer is known not just for her sense of humour but also for speaking out about causes she believes in. On Thursday (Oct. 4), the comedian joined her Hollywood friend Emily Ratajkowski to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , who was recently accused of sexual misconduct. But before the famous demonstrator was arrested, Amy had a message for a lucky young woman.
While protesting outside of the US Senate building in Washington, the 37-year-old was joined by a young woman’s mom. In true Amy fashion, she took the mother’s phone to send a message to her daughter, who posted the video to Twitter. In the video, Amy says: “Hi Zola. I’m here with your mom. She loves you very much. I think we’re going to get arrested, and we’re so proud of you!” During the rally, Amy, sided by her friend, addressed the crowds: “Let’s stay together. Let’s fight. Let’s keep showing up.”
MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME pic.twitter.com/AqZUBUxUrd— Z (@Theboldtype_z) October 4, 2018
Soon after, the two actresses agreed to being arrested and were processed by officers. The supermodel, who starred alongside Amy in her latest film I Feel Pretty, took to Twitter to open up about the experience, writing: “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.” She shared the message along with a photo of herself holding up a sign that reads: “Respect female existence or expect our resistance.”
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018