Amy Schumer reveals Kirsten Dunst 'was in on' Oscars seat filler joke after online outrage

After major trolling on social media, Amy Schumer speaks up about the “seat filler” joke, says it was a “choreographed bit [Dunst] was in on”


                            Amy Schumer reveals Kirsten Dunst 'was in on' Oscars seat filler joke after online outrage
Amy Schumer (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images), Kirsten Dunst (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Amy Schumer has responded to the severe backlash that followed her 'seat filler' joke on actress Kirsten Dunst at the 2022 Oscars on Sunday, March 26. The actress, who hosted this year's Academy Awards, took to social media to clear the air and said that she "wouldn't disrespect that queen like that."
 
On her Instagram story, the 40-year-old explained that the bit was “choreographed” and revealed that Kirsten was okay with it. In the story posted on Monday, March 28, Amy wrote, "Hey I appreciate the love for Kirsten Dunst. I love her too! That was a choreographed bit she was in on. Wouldn't disrespect that queen like that."
 

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During the event held in Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Sunday, Amy started the set by explaining to the crowd the concept of seat fillers - the people designated to fill the seats when notable celebrities are elsewhere during a ceremony. The 'Trainwreck' star then made her way over to Kirsten and her partner Jesse Plemons' table.

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"Here's a seat filler," Amy said, pointing at Kirsten. "Honey, do you want to go to the bathroom?" She then pulled Kirsten up by her arm and stole her seat to talk to Jesse and said "Jesse, I loved you in 'The Power of the Dog',"


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Jesse replied, "You just took my wife's seat. Did you know that was my wife?" Amy responded, "Oh, you're married to that seat filler? That's weird." Jesse, who co-starred in 'The Power of the Dog' with Kirsten, replied plainly, "Yes."

The joke did not sit well with a lot of people and angry fans took to Twitter to side with Kirsten. One fan wrote, “now why didn't sofia coppola pull a will smith when amy schumer called kirsten dunst a seat filler”. Another one chimed in saying “please never invite amy schumer to an award show again…why she using ukraine and trans people as a punchline..and then calling kirsten dunst a seat filler infront of her husband? oh she needs a SMACK”

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One user wrote “Amy Schumer just made a joke about Kirsten Dunst being a seat filler and Jesse Plemons (her husband) was not having it either. These jokes are notttt landing y'all. 😭 #oscars”


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