Amy Schumer has addressed allegations she mocked Tom Holland after the Spider-man actor announced he would be stepping away from social media in order to control his mental health.
Holland told fans he had deleted the apps from his phone to take time out and concentrate on his wellbeing.
He told fans on social media: I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming.
“I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
Following his announcement, Schumer, 41, uploaded a ‘similar’ message the next day which some followers believed was a dig at the Hollywood actor.
In her video Schumer said: “Hey y’all. I’ve decided, for my own mental health, to do more social media. I find that looking at my phone for eight and a half hours a day is helping me, and it’s helping this pimple patch and this breakout. And being in my 40s, it’s actually really good for me to watch all of Love Island and all of The Bachelors, whether in paradise or just normal mansions.
The comedian added: “So you’ll be seeing a lot more of me on social media, just for my physical and mental wellbeing.”
Her video triggered a stream of replies from people accusing Amy of mocking Holland’s previous post.
One person wrote: “Is Amy Schumer’s video on IG in response/making fun of Tom Holland’s? Because it’s not funny.”
“Are you not ashamed of yourself? Tom has talked about his struggle, was vulnerable, then he showed his support for [an] organisation that helps the younger generation to improve their mental health and all you do is make fun of it? @amyschumer disgusting.”
Another said: “Amy Schumer? You mocking a person raising awareness and providing tools for young people to deal with their mental health is precisely the reason why Tom Holland stays away from toxic social media. Thank you for proving his point.”
Replying to the backlash Schumer wrote on Instagram: “Not shading Spider-Man. Making fun of myself. Of course social media is toxic.”
In his video Tom Holland made young people aware of the Stem4 mental health charity.
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