Amy Schumer Blasts Claim She Refuses To Film In Puerto Rico Over Zika Virus

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Amy Schumer Zika Virus Puerto Rico

By Andrew Shuster

Amy Schumer Zika Virus Puerto Rico

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Amy Schumer is vehemently denying a Puerto Rican newspaper’s claim she refuses to film her new movie on the island over a supposed fear of contracting the zika virus. The actress-comedienne insists the report is “complete nonsense” and she “would have been happy to shoot there.”

Schumer’s next movie, an untitled “mother-daughter action comedy,” was scheduled to shoot in Puerto Rico, but the plans changed for unknown reasons. On Thursday, Schumer was singled out by local paper, Primera Hora, in an article titled “The zika island frightens Hollywood stars,” which claims she convinced the studio behind her movie to shoot in a different location over her concern about the disease.

Schumer began getting slammed on Twitter shortly after the report was published, leading the actress to tweet, “What everyone is talking about. I didn’t refuse to shoot in Puerto Rico I would have gladly shot there. Who said that?” One follower then sent her a link to the article, to which she responded, “Ok well that is not true so I am going to find out there source and have them fix it. Thank you.”

In a series of subsequent tweets and responses to fans, Schumer wrote, “I would love to work there. I have been there and I love it. The people were the best!” She added, “This report is complete nonsense.” Schumer then tweeted directly to Primera Hora’s official account, asking, “Who is your source? that is completely untrue. I would have been glad to film there and I planned on it.”

Schumer concluded, “This story is not true. I would have been happy to shoot there. It’s a false story. I will make sure it’s fixed manana.”

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