Although it isn’t the picture that’s garnering all the attention, but his attempted promiscuity joke that went along with it. The teen critic probably didn’t expect his words to elicit so much controversy, but after posting a more or less slut-shaming caption to accompany the photo with the actress, that’s exactly what he got.
“Spent the night with @amyschumer,” he wrote. “Certainly not the first guy to write that.” The tweet has since been deleted, after the actress herself called him out for it through her own Twitter account.
Murphy promptly apologized, deciding to leave the humor to Schumer herself.
@amyschumer I truly apologize. Thought you'd like the joke. I should leave the comedy to you! Thanks for the photo. Glad you won last night!— LightsCameraJackson (@LCJReviews) January 18, 2016
@LCJReviews that's really okay honey. I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) January 18, 2016
Netizens have inevitably weighed in on the controversy, delivering a mixed bag of responses. Many have sent words of support and commend Schumer for calling Murphy out and stopping the sexism dead in its tracks. Others have lashed out against her, condemning her inability to “take a joke.”
Murphy’s experienced the same spectrum of replies, some berating him for his ill-advised caption, others sticking up for him with appreciation for his apology.
Screengrab via lightscamerajackson/YouTube | Remix by Jason Reed