Internet Buried Amy Schumer Under a Mountain of Hate for Joking About a Spider-Man Actress But the Truth Had Everyone Eating Their Words

The Internet is filled with enraged fans and Amy Schumer is no stranger to their wrath, is she?

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  • Amy Schumer made a joke on Kirsten Dunst at the 2022 Oscars calling her a seat-filler.
  • She then received tons of serious death threats from people and things got so bad that the Secret Service had to be involved.
  • Schumer revealed that the joke was pre-planned and Dunst and her husband were in on it all along.
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The entertainment industry is filled to the brim with talented female artists who continue to inspire their fellow women to achieve great things in their lives. However, the harsh truth is that it is not easy being a woman in the industry, and comedian Amy Schumer will certainly agree.

Amy Schumer in a still from Trainwreck
Amy Schumer in Trainwreck (2015)

Amy Schumer has never been one to hold back either views or her jokes which often get her into trouble with haters. She once recalled how she got death threats from people over a joke she made on actress Kirsten Dunst. Things got so bad that the Secret Service had to be involved in the debacle. Luckily, things soon cooled down after Amy Schumer revealed that the actress was in on the joke.

Amy Schumer’s Oscar Joke on Kirsten Dunst

a still from The Power of the Dog
Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst in The Power of the Dog (2021)

Amy Schumer has always been trolled on the Internet for her political opinions, her jokes, and whatnot. It is almost as if she is synonymous with backlash! Take the 2022 Oscars, for example. The prestigious ceremony was not free of controversies and Schumer, once again, got caught up in one of them.


During her bit, co-host Schumer walked up to Kirsten Dunst and her husband Jesse Plemons who were comfortably seated in the audience. She then proceeded to call Dunst a “seat-filler,” which did not sit well with the fans. Here’s what she said,

“So, what the seat-fillers do…when you get up to go to the bathroom or if you’re going to cry, if you didn’t win – actually, you know what, let me just show you what the seat-fillers do.”

She then made Dunst get out of her chair and take her place in order to chat with the actress’s husband. When Plemons stated, “You know, that was my wife,” Schumer replied, “You’re married to that seat-filler? Oh, that’s weird.”

Not realizing that the joke was entirely scripted, people took to social media to voice their disapproval of Schumer’s joke.



Needless to say, Dunst’s fans were absolutely enraged with Schumer. Eventually, things were taken to a whole new level when the comedian started getting death threats from people.


Amy Schumer Receives Death Threats

Amy Schumer's appearance on The Howard Stern Show
Amy Schumer on The Howard Stern Show (Via SiriusXM)

While discussing patriarchy and misogyny during an interview with Variety, Schumer stated that people do not seem to have any problems when it comes to male comedians and while they may receive some backlash, it is nowhere near to what a female comedian has to go through.

“People get really mad at women. They save a special kind of vitriol for us. It’s not new. I think it’s because they fear women. That’s my guess.”

Coming to her joke on Dunst, Schumer told the publication that she had already gotten both Dunst and Plemons’ approval to make that joke. Unaware of what happened in the background, fans were furious the comedian added. She said, “The patriarchy is not a drill. It’s so deeply ingrained in us. It’s painful and infuriating.”

On The Howard Stern Show, Schumer revealed that the Secret Service had to be involved in the mess after death threats rose in number and kept getting scarier and scarier.


“I got death threats. I got the secret service reached out to me. They were so bad that the secret service reached out about that. I’m like ‘Oh, I think you have the wrong number, this is Amy not Will [Smith]. They said [No. you are getting death threats]. Not that I want Will to get death threats but…the misogyny is unbelievable.”

The LAPD had to be involved in it all as the death threats were “that serious and that many.” However, she stated that Dunst and Plemons were the coolest people and that the former even posted in favor of Schumer when she saw the backlash.

“She was really nice. Her and Jesse are the coolest. She even posted like, ‘Hey, I knew about that bit,’ because she knew I was getting death threats.”

The Internet sure does take things a bit too far, doesn’t it? Luckily, Dunst and Plemons were good sports to go along with Schumer’s joke and it was nice of the actress to post a clarification about it all.


Written by Mishkaat Khan

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