Amy Schumer Hits Back After Being Blamed for Tampon Shortage

Wait, what? Amy Schumer is being blamed for a nationwide tampon shortage — and even she’s confused.

“Whoa I don’t even have a uterus,” the Life & Bethstar, 41, captioned an Instagram photo of a headline about it. The comedian, who has a 3-year-old son Gene and his husband Chris FischerBecause of endometriosis, she had to have a hysterectomy in September 2021.

Prior to her surgery, Schumer appeared in several ads for Tampax in 2020, including one in which she enlists the help of a gynecologist — and a donut! — to show viewers how to properly insert a tampon. After the doctor and the I Feel PrettyAfter successfully inserting the tampon into her dessert, Schumer takes a bite of the donut. Another commercial features her discussing the size of a tampon to use, which has been highly praised for breaking taboos surrounding menstruation.

After Schumer’s series of commercials with the brand, “retail sales growth has exploded,” Proctor & Gamble spokeswoman Cheri McMasterSubmitted TIMEIn an article published Tuesday, June 7. Per the outlet, “Demand is up 7.7% over the past two years, and the company is running its Auburn, Maine Tampax factory 24/7 to meet demand.”

In reaction to the 2022 Oscars host’s response on Instagram, dozens of female celebrities chimed in with their two cents, laughing at the idea of Schumer causing a tampon shortage.

“What???????” commented Katie CouricDisbelief is a state of mind that is not supported by evidence. Kerry Washington quipped, “I knew it.” Padma Lakshmi replied, “LOL 😂.” Amber Tamblyn didn’t even use words in order to adequately express her thoughts. “😭😭😭😭😭,” she shared.


Amy Schumer
Courtesy Tampax/YouTube

Others responded with their own jokes. “I’ve been using hundreds of tampons a day to perform household tasks,” wrote one person. “I’m glad you’re taking the heat.” Another commented, “Lmao now you’re messing with supply chain 😂😂 what’s next? 🤣🤣🤣.”

Despite any blame coming her way, Schumer — who has also been candid about her decision to get liposuction after her hysterectomy — is all about loving her body this summer. She posted a photo last month on Instagram showing herself wearing a black corset-one-piece.

“C section. Hysterectomy. Lipo. This summer is about letting the love in,” she captioned the post. “Trying to be healthy and strong for myself and my family. I want to feel hot. In my prime. Let’s go. Who’s with me?”

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