Amy Schumer thinks life is too boring without booze. That’s what she told InStyle magazine in her recent cover story with them, anyway. And, we’re not going to lie, the news has us feeling a little…we’re not entirely sure.
“In the past couple years there have been times when I haven’t drunk for months,” she said in the interview, which was conducted by her friend, Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry. “What I find is I look so much better, feel amazing…and am so bored. Life isn’t that fun. So I can feel really good for a while, but then it’s one of the things that I look forward to, so until I am told ‘You cannot do this anymore,’ I’ll probably continue to do it.”
We get it; getting drunk can be fun, really fun, and most people have had their share of wild and crazy nights (okay, and days). But “life isn’t that fun”? Really? You have the chance to reach thousands of young impressionable women and men around the world who will read and take inspiration from this interview and that’s the message you choose to send. “Life isn’t that fun” without alcohol?
Because if wealthy, funny, beautiful Amy Schumer can’t find the joy in the everyday without downing a bunch of martinis (top-shelf, no doubt), what hope do the rest of us workaday schlubs have?
Luckily, we mostly disagree with her on this point. The best things in life have nothing to do with alcohol. Love, exercise, great food, friends, little cuddly kittens and babies; none of these require any sort of blood alcohol level.
On the other hand, we don’t think anyone should feel ashamed about their drinking habits. If it’s a problem, you should probably get help, but shame isn’t the answer.
Ultimately, Schumer is a comedian, and this was probably just meant in jest. Hopefully she doesn’t actually only find happiness at the bottom of a bottle of gin. Because if she does, well, we’re putting up a red flag.