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Let’s not forget: Celebrities are humans too.
Amy Schumer found herself in an unexpected situation this weekend when a man approached her when she was walking down the street in Greenville, South Carolina.
According to the comedian, the unidentified man wanted a picture but was ultimately a bit more aggressive than normal.
“This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the s–t out of me. Put a camera in my face,” she explained on Instagram Saturday morning with a photo of the father in question. “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.”
Amy added, “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.”
While some followers of the Inside Amy Schumer star may have been upset to learn that the beloved comedian was no longer going to take photos with fans, the majority appeared supportive on social media.
And before any fan could get too upset, Amy explained the type of strangers she prefers to interact with.
“Thanks for the kind words and support,” she wrote in a separate post on social media. “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.”
Ultimately, the actress had her “day turned around” when she was able to spend quality time with a horse later in the afternoon.