Hiya, web. Is everybody OK? As a result of Amy Schumer says that after some individuals obtained enraged by her badly timed joke about Kirsten Dunst being an Oscars seat-filler, she acquired sufficient disturbing “demise threats” that the authorities obtained concerned.
“The Secret Service reached out to me,” the comic, who co-hosted this yr’s Academy Awards, informed Howard Stern on Wednesday. “I’m like, ‘Oh, I believe you have got the flawed quantity. That is Amy, not Will [Smith].’”
OK, so perhaps that’s not such a fantastic joke both. (Amy, c’mon, simply cease. We actually loved “Life & Beth” and also you’re ruining it.) Maybe realizing this, Schumer then backpedaled a bit and mentioned she was joking.
“Not that I need Will to get demise threats,” she clarified. (Smith, it’s possible you’ll recall, was concerned in a little bit of an Oscars controversy himself.)
Schumer informed Stern in regards to the sorts of threats she acquired.
“The misogyny is unbelievable,” she mentioned. “They have been like, ‘You’ll be able to’t ― who do you suppose you’re to disrespect Kirsten Dunst like that?’”
In line with Schumer, the joke kicked up sufficient of a ruckus that she and Dunst each posted statements on social media, letting individuals know that the bit — during which Schumer pretended to mistake Dunst for an Oscars seat-filler after which pulled her out of her chair — was orchestrated.
Schumer confirmed to Stern that she “did attain out to those that I used to be going to joke about earlier than [the Oscars] and ensure it was OK with them.”
This included Leonardo DiCaprio ― the residing embodiment of the “Dazed and Confused” line “I become older, they keep the identical age.” The Oscar winner was apparently completely cool with the quip Schumer made about him.
“Leonardo DiCaprio, what can I even say about him?” Schumer mentioned in the course of the awards present. “He’s completed a lot to combat local weather change and go away behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends.”
Schumer informed Stern that when she approached DiCaprio in regards to the joke, his response was “Go forward.”
Effectively, gee, what sport. We’re so glad that DiCaprio, 47, can proceed to fortunately perpetuate the concept that girls near his age are unappealing. In the meantime, Schumer, who’s 40, receives demise threats for a nasty joke.