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“Never Thought She Was Funny”: Fans Defend Nicole Kidman After Amy Schumer’s Lame Joke
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“Never Thought She Was Funny”: Fans Defend Nicole Kidman After Amy Schumer’s Lame Joke

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Comedian Amy Schumer has been sitting on a hot seat since she mocked Nicole Kidman in a now-deleted Instagram photo of her at the US Open.

The 42-year-old star of Trainwreck found herself facing accusations of “bullying” on Monday when she uploaded a picture of Nicole Kidman at the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the US Open in New York on Saturday, captioned “This how human sit.”

On Monday, comedian Amy Schumer landed herself in hot water after mocking Nicole Kidman for her alien-looking stare at the U.S. Open

Image credits: Gotham

This is what the original, now-deleted post said:

Image credits: amyschumer

The photo captured Kidman’s intense focus as she watched the women’s singles finale between US sensation Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka.

“Are you cyberbullying Oscar and Emmy winner Nicole Kidman right now?” one comment read. “Wow, so mean! I expected one of my favorite comedians to have more respect for other people’s feelings than this,” said another person.

“Have always thought you were funny, seen all your specials, movies, read your book. But this selective mean girl public trolling stuff? No thanks,” one of the followers chided.

Schumer promptly removed the photo on the same day and issued an apology in a subsequent post. She clarified that her intention had been to humorously liken Kidman to an alien, hoping that her fans would appreciate the playful comparison.

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“I want to apologize to all the people I hurt posting a photo of Nicole Kidman and alluding to her being an alien,” the comedian said.

After seeing that her joke didn’t land with the fans as she expected, Schumer issued an apology (which  didn’t receive a warm reception either)

Image credits: amyschumer

Image credits: amyschumer

Image credits: nicolekidman

In her apology, Schumer made a reference to Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ apology video following their letters of support for That ’70s Show star, Danny Masterson, who was convicted of raping two women last week.

However, similar to the couple’s video, which was met with criticism, Schumer’s reference ended up causing more trouble than doing any good, leading the comedian to take down the post later on.

“I will be asking the cast of That ‘70s Show to write letters advocating for my forgiveness,” she said in a now-deleted post, following the hashtag ‘#takingtimetoheal.’

Naturally, Schumer’s joke is now eternally enshrined in the annals of Internet history

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Schumer, who is known to have walked out of Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster due to disagreements on Barbie‘s character, accompanied by her husband Chris Fischer, also attended the women’s final tournament on Saturday. Like Kidman, the I Feel Pretty star chose to wear pink for the occasion, donning a pink collared shirt paired with black shorts.

While Kidman kept her cool and didn’t issue any comment about Schumer’s jab, sources close to the actress told DailyMail, “It’s kind of silly and she’s not fazed.”

This is what people had to say about the backlash

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Hi there! I am a Visual Editor at Bored Panda. My job is to ensure that all the articles are aesthetically pleasing. I get to work with a variety of topics ranging from all the relationship drama to lots and lots of memes and, my personal favorites, funny cute cats. When I am not perfecting the images, you can find me reading with a cup of matcha latte and a cat in my lap, taking photos (of my cat), getting lost in the forest, or simply cuddling with my cat... Did I mention that I love cats?

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Petra Schaap
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so... what do i miss here??? Is this really cyberbullying? Or is it because it has been said (on the nets) that Kidman is too skinny and Schumer isnt or something? If someone told me i look alien I'd probably have good laugh about it. Trying to understand the commotion.

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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah this is mostly about Amy Schumer being a bully. Exhibit A: see above. She has a history of tearing other women down while calling herself a "feminist". She's also infamous for stealing other comedian's jokes. So yeah, most people don't like her.

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9 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nicole Kidman 56, looks amazing! Amy Schumer 42, minger! I smell the bitter scent of jealousy

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Petra Schaap
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9 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

personally... i think Amy looks way better than Nicole. And im not a fan of them both.

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Petra Schaap
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so... what do i miss here??? Is this really cyberbullying? Or is it because it has been said (on the nets) that Kidman is too skinny and Schumer isnt or something? If someone told me i look alien I'd probably have good laugh about it. Trying to understand the commotion.

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xolitaire
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah this is mostly about Amy Schumer being a bully. Exhibit A: see above. She has a history of tearing other women down while calling herself a "feminist". She's also infamous for stealing other comedian's jokes. So yeah, most people don't like her.

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9 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nicole Kidman 56, looks amazing! Amy Schumer 42, minger! I smell the bitter scent of jealousy

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Petra Schaap
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9 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

personally... i think Amy looks way better than Nicole. And im not a fan of them both.

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