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Buckhorn: Tampa gave Schumer 'a hell of a one-night stand' — how come we never saw her again?



It's not quite roast-worthy, but Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has not been shy to fire back in defense of Tampa in the wake of comedian Amy Schumer’s description of the city as “horrendous.” 

Schumer made her comments in her memoir The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, in which she reveals she also had a one-night stand with someone she met on the flight here.

“Based on what I read, she had a hell of a one-night stand so there are some Tampanians who are doing their job so that’s a good thing,” Buckhorn quipped when asked by reporters Monday. “Certainly she is entitled to her opinion misinformed as it may be. I’m certain if she got to know us like we know each other, she’d probably want to move here.”

In her book, Schumer also takes aim at the reading habits or lack thereof of Tampa residents saying, “I know for a fact that no one who lives there has ever read a book. JKJKJKJK, but kind of not K," Schumer writes.

That led Stefani Beddingfield, owner of Inkwood Books in South Tampa, to change the sign outside her store to read, “Dear Ms. Schumer give us another chance? Love, the three people who read.”

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2016 2:40pm]


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