Amy Schumer said she will no longer take pictures with her fans because of what happened in South Carolina.
On Saturday, the comedian posted on her Instagram account that she would no longer take selfies with fans and it was because of this interaction she had with one person, later identified as Leslie Brewer.
The caption next to the photo said the reason was because of this fan. “[He] put a camera in my face,” she said. “I asked him to stop and he said ‘no it’s America and we paid for you’ this was in front of his daughter.”
“I will not take picture with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville,” she concluded.
This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the shit out of me. Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said ” no it’s America and we paid for you” this was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take picture with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville.
Since then, Brewer posted on his Instagram account a video he said was taken during their interaction. On the tape she asks him to delete the video. “That’s rude,” she said. “Can you delete that?”
The fan told a local TV station that “when he saw the comedian, he took out his phone and started recording,” but that he stopped when she asked him to. He said they argued with him taking the video of her and that she got mad when he refused to delete it.
“I think she’s tried to paint some kind of picture of me that I am an aggressive guy and that I came up to her,” he added. “If you see my video, you can tell that she wasn’t scared.
“At the end of the day, I feel as though I did what every other fan would have done if they would have seen one of their celebrities,”Brewer said.
Schumer has since posted on her Twitter account a slight correction that she would still take pictures but only with “nice people.”
Thanks for the kind words and support. I know there are bigger problems in the world. But this was not right pic.twitter.com/8fqoIm7sHC
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) April 30, 2016