Amy Schumer has responded to an apology by 17-year-old film critic Jackson Murphy, who had posted a sexist tweet that insulted the comedy star.
“I truly apologize. Thought you’d like the joke,” Murphy, who took down the offending post, tweeted Monday after meeting Schumer at the Critics’ Choice Awards the night before. The teen, who reviews movies on his Lights Camera Jackson website, is a member of Broadcast Film Critics Association, the awarding body. “I should leave the comedy to you! Thanks for the photo. Glad you won last night!” He reiterated minutes later, “I truly apologize for the tweet I posted earlier. I’m not a comedian and it wasn’t funny.”
The Rockville Centre-raised Schumer, 34, responded with a conciliatory tone, tweeting, “That’s really okay honey. I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that.”
The contretemps began when Jackson tweeted Monday that he “Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that,” according to numerous websites’ screengrabs of the since-deleted post. Within a half-hour, Schumer shot back a stinging reply that took exception to the implication of promiscuity, ending with, “Glad I took a photo with you. Hi to your dad.”