Ever since giving birth to her son, Gene, on May 5, comedian Amy Schumer hasn't held back when it comes to sharing both the tender moments and the not-so-glamorous ones. Recently, the 38-year-old mom was asked in the comments section of one of her Instagram posts what she would do if she found out Gene had autism, and her response is absolute gold.
The conversation came to be after Amy shared a photo of her and Gene with the caption, "Would anyone be interested in seeing a docu series of my pregnancy and birth?" While there were tons of fans who were on board, one person proposed a different angle for the documentary, writing: "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."
In March, Amy spoke out candidly about the fact that her husband, Chris Fischer, was diagnosed with autism. "I knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine," she said. "My husband was diagnosed with what used to be called Asperger's. He has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum."
So naturally, when the topic came up again, the comedian made her stance on the matter crystal clear.
"How I cope? I don't see being on the spectrum as a negative thing," Schumer replied. "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 will pay attention and try and provide him with the tools he needs to overcome whatever challenges come up, like all parents. I'd be disappointed if he liked The Big Bang Theory and Nascar, not if he has ASD."