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Amy Schumer says Oscar joke led to death threats


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Amy Schumer has revealed she received death threats for a joke she told at the 94th Academy Awards.

Schumer’s claim that Kirsten Dunst filled the Oscar seats led to death threats “so serious” that the Secret Service got involved, the comedian told Howard Stern on his radio show.

“I received death threats,” she explained. “Secret Service contacted me.”

“They were so bad that the Secret Service reached out, yeah, about it,” Schumer said. “I’m like, ‘I think you have the wrong number. It’s Amy, not Will [Smith]. You must have the wrong number.'”

“It’s not that I want Will to get death threats, but the misogyny is unbelievable.”

“They were so serious and so many,” she added when Stern expressed doubts.

The “Trainwreck” actress also claimed the Los Angeles Police Department contacted her.

Amy Schumer has claimed to have received death threats for a joke she made at the 2022 Oscars.

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The LAPD did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Schumer clarified to Stern that all of his jokes were directed by the targets before the awards show.

The 40-year-old comedian opened up about the backlash she received for the prank days after the Oscars.

“Hey, I appreciate the love for Kirsten Dunst. I love her too! That was a choreographed part she was in,” Schumer wrote on her Instagram Story. “I wouldn’t disrespect that queen like that.”

Schumer received backlash after joking that Oscar-nominated actress Kirsten Dunst was filling the seats.

Schumer received backlash after joking that Oscar-nominated actress Kirsten Dunst was filling the seats.
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Schumer joked at the 94th Academy Awards that Dunst, who sat with her husband and “Power of the Dog” co-star Jesse Plemons, filled the seats.

“Here’s a seat,” Schumer told the camera, while explaining the concept to viewers. “Honey, do you want to go to the bathroom?”

The comedian then sat down in Dunst’s place and began a conversation with Plemons.

“Jesse, I loved you on ‘Power of the Dog,'” Schumer said. Plemons replied, “You know, that was my wife, Amy.”

“Are you married to that seat filler?” ” she answered.

Fans quickly took to Twitter to criticize the comedian’s joke.

“kirsten dunst DID NOT set tom cruise on fire at 11 for amy schumer to call him a seat filler!” an user wrote.

Dunst attended the 94th Academy Awards with husband Jesse Plemons.

Dunst attended the 94th Academy Awards with husband Jesse Plemons.

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“Please never invite Amy Schumer to an awards show again…why does she use ukraine and trans people as a punchline…then call Kirsten Dunst to fill a seat in front of her husband? Oh she needs a SMACK”, another user intervened.

“Let’s not forget that Amy Schumer pulls Academy-nominated actress Kirsten Dunst out of her seat and calls her a bit of a ‘seat filler’. I’m so sick of jokes at the expense of women. Everything the show was cheap. Booo.” another user added.

Dunst was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in “The Power of the Dog.”




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