Amy Schumer: received death threats after joking at the Oscars

Updated on 04/14/2022 10:13

  • American actress Amy Schumer says she received death threats for her joke about Kirsten Dunst at this year’s Oscars.
  • “The Secret Service got in touch with me,” the 40-year-old told The Howard Stern Show.

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The joke was co-ordinated – like the other jokes at the event, said Schumer, who hosted the Oscars party on March 27. “We spoke before.”

Schumer pretended not to recognize Kirsten Dunst during the awards ceremony. She thought the Oscar nominee was a so-called seat filler and asked him to stand up. Dunst sat at the table with her husband, Jesse Plemons. A seat filler is someone who sits in the chair of a featured guest at events where the guest accepts an award or goes to the bar.

Serious threats: the police contact Schumer

According to Schumer, some saw the joke as an insult. “Who do you think you are to insult Kirsten Dunst like that?” Schumer cited the reactions. The threats were so serious and so numerous that the police called her. “Did you make fun of Kirsten Dunst at the Oscars?” Schumer scoffed at the call.

There was another capital joke at the Oscars. Oscar-winning actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the awards show after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett.

It was about her shaved head – the actress suffers from pathological hair loss. The actor was banned from the Oscars until 2032 for the assault.
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