Amy Schumer has been mum-shamed for returning to work just a couple of weeks after the birth of her baby boy.

The new mum performed at the Comedy Cellar in New York City on Monday night. Posting a photo to Instagram she wrote, “I’m back.”

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Pic from tonight by @hewasfunny I’m back!

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Some fans are now giving the new mum grief for not taking more time off.

“Already???? That’s insane!!! And inhumane. Contract or not you need to be allowed at least six weeks for maternity,” wrote one concerned fan.

“Ugh why are you working so soon?!” a commenter added.

“Our bodies need time to rest and our babies crave us because all they have known is us,” added another follower.

“It’s the fourth trimester, I hope you don’t have to work anymore. Take this time to bond and heal and settle into this new avenue in life! You’ll have the rest of your life to work and this new time with your little one won’t happen again…”

“Like, I can still smell your placenta,” joked a commenter.

“Take a d**n break FFS.”

Like a champion Amy just let the comments slide straight off though.

When one follower commented “here comes the mom shaming … ughhhhhhhhhhh,” the comedian quipped, “I’ve always wanted to be mom-shamed!!!!!”

Today Amy shared a pic of her pumping with the caption “Sending out love to the moms shaming me for doing standup last night!”

Good on her! I am betting daddy is more than capable to help out while mum grabs some ME time!

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  • I dont understand why we must all shame each other as mothers. We all do what we think is right for ourself and family.


  • I’m sure the baby is well looked after. She still has a career!


  • I’m sure she has plenty of support even if it’s paid for. If she wants to go back to work then good for her.


  • Let her be!
    It is no one’s business and if she is back at work then more power to her.
    There is nothing wrong with her working and in some countries women in very poor areas have no choice but to immediately go back to work – do we shame them? NO – we should encourage and support women with their choices. Let’s not tear them down.


  • If she’s happy and feels physically okay, and baby is fine, then where’s the problem?


  • Her body her choice. Get over it


  • If it works for her then why not? I think the mum shaming needs to stop because it can do alot of damage. Just worry about your own life and choices


  • You go girl ! Good on her for being wise enough to do what she needs this early on!


  • Some people are so rude and arrogant. They often do their best to attempt to embarrass people in front of others. Good on her ignoring the comment. The rude person didn’t get any reaction from Amy. Their comments may not have been appreciated by others who might avoid the “guilty” ones in future.


  • I was never able to leave my kids. Each to their own though.


  • Different things work for different families. It’s terrible if women are pressured to go back to work but if it’s your choice you know what’s best for you and your family.


  • Good on her for taking it so well. Its not like she’s gone back to a job where she works 70 hours a week.


  • Luckily she sees the funny side !

    • Humour is such a good way to combat mean, judgmental and unkind people and comments.


  • This is so out of control! Yes, it’s better to spend lots of time with your new baby, but some people can’t and some people don’t want to. It’s all about personal choice and what’s needed in a persons life


  • Again people think they know what’s best for others. Let and let live. You do what’s best for you, everyone else can do what’s best for them.


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