Chris Rock wasn’t the only comedian who was attacked for a joke at the 2022 Academy Awards. While the result of his prank was a slap by actor Will Smith on live TV, Amy Schumer She received several threats on social media for a joke she made about actress Kirsten Dunst.
In an interview day Howard Stern ShowSchumer revealed that she received many death threats from viewers after her performance at the Academy Awards. The jokes were so intense that they caught the attention of the United States Secret Service. Keep reading to learn more about the experience.
Kirsten Dunst was in the joke
As part of her act at the 2022 Academy Awards, Schumer made a joke in which she pretended not to know Kirsten Dunst. She then referred to her as a “seat filler” and asked her to leave her seat in front of her husband, Jesse Plemons.
Audiences have laughed since Dunst and Plemons were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles in the 2021 movie, “The Power of the Dog.” During the performance, Schumer turned to Plemons and said, “Jesse, I loved you on ‘Dog Power’.”
Plemons replied, “You know, that was my wife, Amy.” Then Schumer replied, “You’re married to that seat filler?” The comedian later revealed that the pair had been in the business of it all. “I did a little bit with Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons which was completely orchestrated. We talked beforehand,” Schumer told Stern in the interview. “We all worked together.”
Schumer made it clear that she talked to everyone she plans to joke about at the 94th Academy Awards to make sure they’re okay with it. “I’ve been burned so many times, and I don’t want the camera to cut to someone who looks sad,” she said.
Amy Schumer received death threats
After the Oscars ended, there were mixed reactions to the jokes, and Schumer received several threats for the joke. She explained that some viewers mistook the joke for real and thought it was making fun of Dunst. Fans were upset with her for “disrespecting Kirsten Dunst in this way” and began sending her death threats.
Okay, but Kirsten Dunst should have hit Amy Schumer at that point…Chris Rock isn’t the only one who deserves to slap a bitch.
– Please (@fadhilstopit) March 28, 2022
Several Twitter users also called for Schumer to be “slapped” over the joke. One tweeted, “Okay, but Kirsten Dunst should have slapped Amy Schumer at that point…Chris Rock isn’t the only one who deserves a slap.”
else tweet Read, “Amy Schumer describes Kirsten Dunst as a seat filler bc she’s always the lame one who thinks they can make fun of perfect girls.”
“I received death threats,” Schumer said. She also said that the intelligence called her, and she was puzzled. “I’m like, ‘Oh, I think you have the wrong number. This is Amy, not Will. You should have the error… “No, you are receiving death threats.” Okay.” She joked, “I don’t want to receive death threats.”
The Secret Service has arrived
Schumer noted that the threats were so worrisome that the Secret Service had to reach out to make sure she was okay. “The Secret Service reached out to me. [The threats] “It was so bad that the Secret Service contacted me about this thing,” Schumer said. “Then she blamed the whole thing on gender bias, ‘misogyny is unbelievable.'”
Schumer also revealed that Dunst was very concerned when she heard about the threats. Also, she tried to control the situation by telling fans that she was aware of the joke beforehand. The Secret Service was not the security agency that reached out to Schumer for assistance.
The Los Angeles Police Department also raised its concern by contacting Schumer. Secret Service, LAPD because [the threats] It was that dangerous and that many. And they called me and were like, “Did you make fun of Kirsten Dunst at the Oscars,” she said.
Oscars shocked her
Aside from Schumer’s controversial jokes, fans have also criticized her for claiming it “shocked” and “raised” After fellow comedian Chris Rock who was slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars stage in 2022. She said this in a now-deleted Instagram post.
It still shocks, Schumer said. She continued, “I love my friend [Chris Rock] I think he treated her like a professional. He stayed there and introduced Oscar to his friend [Questlove]And the whole thing was very annoying.”
She added, “There is a lot of pain [Will Smith] Anyway I am still in shock, dazed and sad. I am proud of myself and my colleagues. But yes. Waiting for that sickening feeling to go away from what we’ve all experienced.”
In response to the backlash, Schumer noted that she was shocked that people had mocked her for saying she was provoked. She continued, “I don’t think it was shocking to me. I think it was painful for all of us.”