Amy Schumer Receives 'Serious' Death Threats After Kirsten Dunst Seat Filler Joke at Oscars

The 'I Feel Pretty' star reveals the death threats were 'so bad' that the Secret Service and the LAPD reached out to her, saying, 'The misogyny is unbelievable.'

AceShowbiz - Amy Schumer had to deal with haters following her Oscars jokes. While some took it to social media to express their anger at the comedian, some others went as far as sending her "serious" death threats.

In the Wednesday, April 13 episode of "The Howard Stern Show", the 40-year-old opened up about her Oscars hosting experience. One particular joke, in which she mistook Kirsten Dunst for a seat filler, got her on the wrong side of the actress' fans and the authorities got involved.

"I did a bit with Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons. That was completely orchestrated beforehand," Amy said on the SiriusXM show. "The joke was that I was pretending I thought she was a seat filler. And we all worked that out together. I got death threats…the secret service reached out to me."

Surprised, Howard interrupted, "Wait, I'm not understanding. Why did you get death threats?" Amy continued sharing, "They [the trolls] were like, 'Who do you think you are to disrespect Kirsten Dunst like that?' "

"They were so bad the Secret Service reached out to me about that bit. I was like, 'I think you have the wrong number. It's Amy, not Will,' " the "Trainwreck" star said of the death threats. She went on blasting the critics, "The misogyny is unbelievable."

"The secret service?" Howard asked again, seemingly in disbelief. Amy then reiterated, "The secret service [and the] LAPD. They [the threats] were that serious."

Amy stressed that the joke was actually planned before and Kirsten was in on it. "To be honest," the mother of one divulged, "I actually did reach out to people I was going to joke about before to make sure it was ok with them because I've been burned too many times. I didn't want the camera to cut to somebody looking sad."

Amy also revealed Kirsten's reaction to the backlash, "She was really nice. She and Jesse are the coolest. She even posted like, 'Hey, I knew about that bit,' like because she knew I was getting death threats."

Amy previously released a statement after accused of disrespecting Kirsten with the joke. "Hey I appreciate the love for Kirsten Dunst. I love her too!" she said last month. She went on to explain that it "was a choreographed bit she was in on. Wouldn't disrespect that queen like that."

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