Amy Schumer faced backlash on social media after posting a joke about Nicole Kidman’s appearance at the U.S. Open on Instagram. The comedian shared a photo of Kidman looking intense during the women’s singles final and captioned it, “This how human sit,” implying that she looked robotic. Critics accused Schumer of cyberbullying the Oscar-winning actor, and she promptly deleted the post.
Schumer later issued an apology, taking a sarcastic jab at actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis amid their own controversy. In an Instagram post that has also since been deleted, Schumer wrote, “I want to apologize to all the people I hurt posting a photo of Nicole Kidman and alluding to her being an alien. I will be asking the cast of That ’70s Show to write letters advocating for my forgiveness #takingtimetoheal.”
It is noteworthy that Schumer’s response comes in light of Kutcher and Kunis receiving criticism for writing support letters for their former co-star Danny Masterson, who has been convicted of rape. Kidman has not publicly responded to Schumer’s remarks.
Sources: Page Six, HuffPost
- Cyberbullying – the use of electronic communication to harass or intimidate someone online
- Oscar – the Academy Awards, an annual ceremony honoring achievements in the film industry