Guy in Greenville Ruins It for All Amy Schumer Fans

Schumer put fan on blast on Instagram; he disputes account
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2016 11:34 AM CDT
Guy in Greenville Ruins It for All Amy Schumer Fans
In this Nov. 15, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer attends the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly Award Show in West Hollywood, Calif.   (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Amy Schumer told her fans on Saturday, "I will not take picture[s] with people anymore," and though she's since softened her stance a bit, she wants fans to understand that consent matters. She says it all started when a man in Greenville, South Carolina, ran up to her, scaring her, and shoved a camera in her face. She says she told him to stop and he replied, "no it's America and we paid for you," Schumer recounts in an Instagram post that includes a picture of the man, Leslie Brewer. "This was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid," she writes. Brewer, however, disputes Schumer's version of events: He shared a roughly one-second clip with Fox Carolina that shows Schumer asking him to delete the video; he says the whole event was "non-threatening" and he stopped recording when Schumer asked him to.

But Greenville Online reports Brewer did post a video on Instagram captioned with, "Amy schumer just got mad at me and cussed me out lmao!!! Awesome." His Instagram account has since been made private. Schumer ended her original post with her decision to no longer take pictures with fans, "because of this dude in Greenville." She has not responded to Brewer's version of events, but she tweeted later Saturday, "I'll still take pictures with nice people when I choose to if [it's] a good time for that. But I don't owe you anything. So don't take if I say no." As for Brewer, he says it's not cool that Schumer, who initially walked away from him, returned to take his picture and share it with all her followers: "You're a celebrity. I understand you want to blast me but that's petty, that's beneath you," he tells Fox. (More Amy Schumer stories.)

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