Oscars host Amy Schumer denies accusations of stealing Leonardo DiCaprio’s joke she made during her monologue from a viral Twitter post.
Amy Schumer denies stealing Leonardo DiCaprio’s joke she made during the Oscar. It’s been over a week since the 94th Academy Awards aired on ABC and the dust is starting to settle on the various controversies that arose from that night. The biggest was Will Smith slapping Chris Rock in response to a gi jane The joke that the comedian made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s short hair, which is due to alopecia. A few days after the slap, Will Smith apologized and resigned from the Academy.
Schumer, who hosted the Oscars alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, also made some jokes that night that caused some controversy. One of them was a jab at DiCaprio, who was not present at the ceremony, although his film don’t look up was nominated for Best Picture. During his monologue, Schumer grilled DiCaprio and said: “He has done a lot to fight climate change and leave behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends.The joke sounded familiar to some social media users who began to question whether it was stolen from a viral tweet.
appearing in Watch What Happens live with Andy Cohen (via Variety), Schumer denies accusations of stealing DiCaprio’s joke from a viral tweet posted by a user @NicoleConlan in December 2021. First of all, Schumer states that he never “personally been on Twitter“and second, the joke was not written by her, but by comedian Suli McCullough. She also uses her recent appearance on vanity fairThe lie detector video series as support for his ardent stance that the prank was not stolen. Read what she had to say below:
it’s fine. Well, I would like to say that I personally have not been on Twitter. I asked my assistant to do it, just so I could stay alive and not kill myself. And besides, that joke was written by Suli McCullough. But I thank you, always, for making sure I don’t start stealing.
I just took a lie detector test at Vanity Fair and they asked me, thank God, ‘Have you ever stolen a joke?’ and I said no, and it was ‘that’s true’. So everyone just relax. It’s crazy. I’m funny enough, I don’t need to steal shit.
An accusation of joke theft is not the only controversy that has followed Schumer in the wake of the Oscars. The host also took a dig at Kirsten Dunst, who was nominated for her performance in dog power, which many felt was disrespectful, though Schumer later clarified that the part was planned and Dunst gave his approval beforehand. Oddly enough, the comedian is also facing backlash for an Alec Baldwin. Oxide shooting prank he wasn’t allowed to do at the Oscars, which he later shared at a later date.
Stealing jokes is a serious crime for comedians, and it’s not the first time Schumer has been accused of it. This time, his defense isn’t really rock solid, as he essentially blamed it on another comedian who wrote the joke. It may never be known for sure if the Oscar The joke was stolen from the viral tweet, though the resemblance is certainly stark enough to arouse suspicion.
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