Amy Schumer 'Accepting Love and Feedback' After Backlash for Using MLK Video to Support Israel
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Turning her Instagram comments back on, the 'Trainwreck' star claps back at the critics as she insists that she wants 'peace' and doesn't wish 'harm on anyone.'

AceShowbiz - Amy Schumer has reacted to the backlash for posting a video of Martin Luther King Jr. to voice her support for Israel. After she came under fire for her apparent misguided interpretation of MLK's statement, the actress has now defended herself on social media.

On Wednesday, November 1, the comedienne turned her Instagram comments back on as she is open to "feedback" from other users. She wrote in a new post, "Couple things. What I want is EVERY HOSTAGE BACK I want safety and freedom from Hamas for Palestinians and Israelis. I want safety for Jewish people and Muslims as well. Everyone. Just like you. I want peace," she explained her stance.

"You will never see me wishing harm on anyone," the 42-year-old insisted. "Saying I'm Islamophobic or that I like genocide is crazy. So here you go by popular demand. Comments on. Please keep the below in mind."

Amy went on noting, "When you say I'm rich please add in 'SELF MADE' I come come being dirt poor. Senator Chuck Schumer is may dads 2nd cousin once removed. I didn't meet him until I was 25." In the caption, she added, "Accepting love and feedback. Get those little pain bodies ready. #nohostageleftbehind."

Amy trended on X, formerly known as Twitter, earlier on Wednesday afternoon after she posted several contents on her Instagram page, including a clip of MLK in which he denounced anti-Semitism and asserted Israel's rights to exist. The legendary civil rights leader stated that he would "take a stand against anti-Semitism because it's wrong, it's unjust, and it's evil" in the old clip.

Amy was then corrected by MLK's daughter Bernice King. "Amy: Certainly, my father was against anti-Semitism, as am I," she wrote. "He also believed militarism (along with racism and poverty) to be among the interconnected Triple Evils."

The CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change added, "I am certain he would call for Israel's bombing of Palestinians to cease, for hostages to be released… and for us to work for true peace, which includes justice." She went on noting, "He said, 'Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.' We have much to correct."

On Tuesday, Amy claimed that she has lost some friends for being spoken out. "I'm sad to have lost so many friends these last few weeks but feel powerful and free knowing I stand for the truth and will fight for it always," she lamented on social media. "I'm a proud Jewish woman and have every right to be. Head high. Spirits high. Love to my fellow brothers and sisters."

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