Comedian Amy Schumer has addressed the recent controversy surrounding a joke she made involving actress Nicole Kidman, urging critics to take a breath and find perspective.
Schumer’s initial Instagram post, featuring a photo of Kidman at the US Open, was captioned, “This how humans sit.” The post was later deleted, but it sparked accusations of bullying. Schumer returned to Instagram to clarify her intention, emphasizing that the joke was about Kidman’s pose, not her appearance.
In her statement, Schumer extended her apologies and acknowledged the attention the comment received. She urged people to consider more pressing global issues, such as geopolitical tensions and natural disasters. She emphasized that while these significant events were unfolding, the focus seemed to be on her remark about Kidman.
Schumer concluded her message by forgiving those who wrote hurtful comments about her and encouraged everyone to enjoy their weekend.
Responses to Schumer’s statement were mixed, with some users expressing forgiveness and support, while others criticized her for making a joke as a comedian. Howie Mandel offered his support, reminding Schumer that she shouldn’t have to explain comedy.
Nicole Kidman has not publicly addressed the comments, as she prepares for the release of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 film.
The film is set to hit theaters on Dec. 20.