In March, Amy Schumer revealed that her husband Chris Fischer has autism spectrum disorder. The 38-year-old, who was pregnant at the time, made the revelation in her Netflix special Growing.
In the special, she said that the qualities “that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons I fell madly in love with him.”
In May, the pair welcomed son Gene Attell. On Instagram, a follower responded to Schumer in a comment on a photo of mom and son snuggling, captioned with the question would “anyone be interested in seeing a docu series of her pregnancy and birth”?
“Not really, honestly. I think you’re great, I just feel like it’s self serving and overdone,” the comment read. “I’d like to see a documentary of you discovering your mate is diagnosed with autism and how you cope with the possibility that your child will be on the spectrum …”
Schumer didn’t miss a beat in her reply, writing, “How I cope? I don’t see being on the spectrum as a negative thing. My husband is my favorite person I’ve ever met. He’s kind, hilarious, interesting and talented and I admire him. Am I supposed to hope my son isn’t like that?”
“I’d be disappointed if he liked the Big Bang Theory and Nascar not if he has ASD,” Schumer joked.