Amy Schumer revealed on the April 13 episode of “Howard Stern Show” that her Oscar gala joke starring Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst earned her death threats from people who thought she had “disrespected” Dunst. In short, Schumer mistook Oscar-nominated Dunst for an extra and lifted her from her seat, much to the chagrin of her husband, Plemons, according to Variety.
The day after the Oscars, Schumer explained to his angry fans that the joke “was partly choreographed” and that Dunst was in the game. The actress added: “I appreciate your love for Kirsten Dunst. I love it too! I wouldn’t dare offend a queen like that.
Schumer said Los Angeles police also contacted her because of the threats she received for Dunst’s joke.
Schumer not only had Dunst’s blessing for the joke before the Oscars, but she also made sure all her targets were notified in advance. Schumer said she also contacted Leonardo DiCaprio about the joke in which she claimed he was dating younger women. Schumer said DiCaprio agreed.
Schumer also explained to Stern his first reaction when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock. The actress wrote on social media that she was “distraught and traumatized” by the incident. Schumer faced negative reactions, but as she told Stern, “People laughed at me because I said it was traumatic. I don’t think it was traumatic for me. I think it’s been traumatic for all of us