Amy Schumer Continues Hot Streak By Publicly Shaming Albany Teen
By Scott Salad
Published January 24th, 2016
Photograph by Mario Santor
ALBANY— After winning the Critics Choice MVP award, Amy Schumer celebrated like a true A-list Hollywood starlet — by browbeating a 17-year-old Capital Region kid on Twitter.
Teen movie critic and New York State Emmy award-winner Jackson Murphy met the Trainwreck actress at the popular awards show last Saturday. The two posed for a picture together, after which Jackson — in what many believe was an innocent homage to the comedian's self-deprecating, often-times vulgar sense of humor —Tweeted: “Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that.”
The Tweet, for some reason, backfired, and the Comedy Central star — perhaps showing the first sign that fame has begun eating away at the core of her soul like a cancer— cut the Albany-area teen in half with her response:
"I get it. Cause I'm a whore? Glad I took a photo with you."
After realizing that Schumer was genuinely unhappy with his Tweet, the son of area sportscaster Dan Murphy took down the post and immediately expressed regret.
"I truly apologize,” he wrote. “Thought you'd like the joke. I should leave the comedy to you! Thanks for the photo. Glad you won last night!"
Schumer proceeded to let the teen linger for a day before finally accepting his apology — albeit, in the most self-righteous manner possible.
"That's really okay honey,” she wrote. “I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that."
In Schumer's defense, the jury is still out on whether Murphy is poised to take the Hollywood asshat-route and grow up to become an obnoxious industry parasite. Over the summer, he caused a small controversy by Tweeting “Don't be a slave to your diet — have some cake” to 12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.
However, in this most recent case, the majority of people seem to support Murphy.
“He creeped me out when he reviewed Angelina Jolie's movie Salt when he was nine,” said Tim Chumly of Halfmoon. “But I thought his Schumer Tweet was pretty funny.”
No word on whether Schumer plans to turn her scorn toward Twitter for allowing someone who was born in 1998 to sum up her entire act in less than 140 characters.