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Amy Schumer shares apologetic message after being accused of mocking Tom Holland

She's setting the record straight

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
August 18, 2022
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Amy Schumer is known for her comedy, and when one of her jokes doesn't get the reaction she hoped for, she's not shy about setting the record straight.

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The star recently came under fire after netizens noticed the unfortunate timing of a joke she made about social media affecting one's mental health.

She posted a video where she joked about "social media breaks" and how she didn't believe she needed one for her own wellbeing, just a day after Spider-Man actor Tom Holland revealed he would be taking a break from social media because of how it was affecting his mental health.

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After people accused her of mocking Tom and his candid message, she was quick to dispel any rumors about her intentions.

Taking to Instagram Stories, she shared a screenshot from her Notes app, where she had written: "Not shading Spider-Man. Making fun of myself. Of course social media is toxic!" alongside a spider emoji.

In the 26-year-old's original video, he said he wanted to "shine a light" on Stem4, a U.K.-based teen mental health charity that he sponsors.

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Tom's mental health revelation

He said: "I have taken a break from social media for my mental health because 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."

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The Uncharted lead was open about the stigma there is when it comes to mental health and conversations about it, and revealed: "It's very detrimental to my mental state so I decided to take a step back and delete the app."

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Amy's initial mental health joke

Meanwhile, Amy's video about mental health and social media was quite the opposite. She joked: "I have 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."

She added: "So you'll be seeing a lot more of me on social media, just for my physical and mental wellbeing."

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