Actress Amy Schumer had quite a scare in Greenville, South Carolina on Friday night, when a demanding fan insisted on taking her picture. Yet, the fan in question says that Schumer isn't telling the public what really happened.
New York Daily News reports that Schumer, 34, was walking down a street in Greenville after her comedy show when, according to the actress, a man ran up to her, forced a camera in her face, and started taking photos. When she asked him to stop, the intrusive fan refused. Schumer took to Instagram to vent her frustrations.
"This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s--- out of me. Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said, 'No, it's America and we paid for you' this was in front of his daughter."She then wrote that due to the man's aggressive nature, she'll no longer take pictures with any fans.
"I will not take [pictures] with people anymore and it's because of this dude in Greenville."However, after numerous fans objected, Schumer had a change of heart. She wrote that she'll continue to take photos with fans, as long as they are nice.
"I'll still take pictures with nice people when I choose to if it's a good time for that. But I don't owe you anything. So don't take if I say no.......I am grateful to people who like my work and support me but not the ones who think that behavior is ok."The man who reportedly insisted on taking the photos, Leslie Brewer, fired back at Schumer after reading her Instagram post. He stated that the incident didn't happen the way Schumer described it.
Brewer said he was walking down the street when several other people spotted Schumer and started screaming her name. Brewer said he simply tried to record what was going on, but stopped when the actress asked him to. He posted his own version of the incident on his Instagram page, which shows him apologizing while Schumer stood behind him, asking him to delete the footage.
What upset him the most was that Schumer brought his daughter into the incident. According to Brewster, Schumer walked away after he apologized, but then walked back to him and told him she was taking his picture to share with four million viewers.
"She was just so rude. She cussed me out in front of my family."Earlier this month, Schumer was in a different altercation after Glamour magazine put her in the "plus size" bonus issue without her permission. The actress took to Instagram to vent about it, writing that although she doesn't mind being a plus-sized woman, she felt it was disrespectful for the magazine to not inform her beforehand.
"I think there's nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women. Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn't feel right to me."[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BD0sVf9KUCy/[/embed]
Glamour magazine replied to Schumer's commented and wrote that there was no intention to offend her or to make her upset.
"First off, we love Amy, and our readers do too – which is why we featured her on the cover of Glamour last year. The cover line on this special edition – which is aimed at women size 12 and up – simply says "Women Who Inspire Us," since we believe her passionate and vocal message of body positivity IS inspiring, as is the message of the many other women, of all sizes, featured."Schumer, never one to shy away from speaking her feelings, has always been outspoken about her size and physical image. While accepting an award in 2015 at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards, she said her weight has never been a problem for her or for those interested in her.
"I'm probably, like, 160 pounds right now and I can catch a d*** whenever I want. Like, that's the truth. It's not a problem."Amy Schumer is currently on a multi-city comedy tour. Her next stop is on May 1, at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
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