Amy Schumer calls out teen fan for ‘sexist’ joke

Jackson Murphy, 17, made an inappropriate joke online after the star took a photo with him

Amy Schumer has called out a 17-year-old fan who made an inappropriate joke online after she took a photo with him at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Schumer posed for a picture with Jackson Murphy, a budding film critic, and his dad, with Murphy later posting the picture online along with the tweet: “Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that.”

The comedian seemed to take offence at the perceived sexist tone of Murphy’s joke, responding: “I get it. Cause I’m a whore? Glad I took a photo with you. Hi to your dad.”

Following criticism for his comment, Murphy later deleted the original tweet and issued an apology to Schumer, writing: “I truly apologise for the tweet I posted earlier. I’m not a comedian and it wasn’t funny.”

He then added: “Thought you’d like the joke. I should leave the comedy to you! Thanks for the photo. Glad you won last night!”

Despite the initial disagreement, Schumer appeared to accept Murphy’s apology, writing in reply: “That’s really okay honey. I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that”.

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US comedian Schumer has reportedly finished work on the script for a new film with Jennifer Lawrence.

Speaking to Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music earlier this month (January 4), Lawrence stated that the pair have finished writing it and want to start work on the project “soon”.

“That is done. We have finished writing it,” she replied when quizzed. “We have an official first draft. I am going to try and fit it somewhere into my ghoulish schedule, and we’re gonna try to do that pretty soon.”

Speaking about the writing process, the Hunger Games star continued: “It was hilarious, because when you’re writing a comedy it’s not good enough unless you’re laughing out loud. So I’m laughing at my pages and I’m laughing at her pages and thinking that the whole process is hilarious. I’m thinking we’ve got a pretty funny, good movie.”