Amy Schumer, known for her comedic antics, is facing backlash for a now-deleted Instagram post featuring Nicole Kidman at the U.S. Open. In the photo, Kidman can be seen sitting in a private box suite, with her left hand holding the top of her right arm and her right hand resting below her chin.
The controversy arose from the caption Schumer wrote beneath the photo, which read, “This how humans sit.” Many interpreted this comment as mocking and cyberbullying, leading to accusations against Schumer. However, the post has since been removed.
It is worth noting that Schumer has been known for her satirical and often self-deprecating humor throughout her career. But this time, her attempt at humor seemed to have backfired, with some critics claiming that she was belittling the Oscar and Emmy-winning actress.
Several followers took to the comments section to express their disappointment. One comment read, “Are you cyberbullying Oscar and Emmy winner Nicole Kidman right now?” Another commenter stated, “Bringing others down is always a sign of our own internal insecurities anyway, so the critics here should hold a mirror.”
This is not the first time Schumer has found herself in hot water on social media. Over the weekend, she turned herself into a meme in response to actors promoting their work at the Venice Film Festival amid an ongoing actors strike. Despite her intention to add some comedic relief, some saw it as insensitive and disconnected from the struggles faced by actors.
Schumer’s controversial posts remind us of the double-edged sword of social media. While it offers a platform for celebrities to connect with their fans and share their thoughts, it also amplifies scrutiny and can quickly ignite controversies. In this digital age, it is important for public figures to be mindful of their words and actions to avoid unnecessary backlash.
As of now, Schumer has not publicly addressed the backlash she received for the Nicole Kidman U.S. Open post. It remains to be seen how she will handle the situation and whether she will offer an apology or explanation to those who took offense.