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Did Amy Schumer Launch a Cyber-Harassment Campaign Against a Fan?

Written by adezero

A Greenville, SC man, who took a public selfie next to a sweaty and tired Amy Schumer, is now at the center of an online controversy. TMZ reports that Amy has stated she was done taking photos with fans because of this incident.

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According to Amy’s side of the story, she was jogging and a rude fan came up and forced her to take a selfie with him. She is quoted on her Instagram account as saying:

“This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the shit 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. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take picture with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville.”

(See Amy’s Instagram post below):

Since the time her post was made on Instagram, the Greenville man says he has been at the receiving end of threats and hate speech from Amy’s fans. He claims that he’s been called the n-word and that someone even threatened to burn his wife and family. TMZ states that someone told Amy, “If we see him we will jump him for you” and another said, “Shoot him in the face”. (Sugarfree Social could not find these comments online to verify the validity). The South Carolina man also says that Amy’s account of the story is false, and that he acted the way any fan would act seeing one of their favorite celebrities in public.

On Saturday night, Amy posted on her Twitter that she will still continue to take photos with her “nice” fans when she chooses, but she doesn’t “owe you anything”.

Do you think celebrities should have an obligation to take photos with fans when they are seen in public?

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