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Amy Schumer defends herself after people accuse her of mocking Tom Holland's social media break

Lisa McLoughlin

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Amy Schumer defends herself after people accuse her of mocking Tom Holland's social media break

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Amy Schumer has denied that she was ‘shading’ Tom Holland after she was accused of mocking the actor and his recent his decision to take a break from social media for his mental health.

Over the weekend, the Spiderman star, 26, revealed he would be taking a step back from social media to focus on his mental health as he shed light on Stem4, a teenage mental health charity he and his brothers sponsor at The Brothers Trust initiative.

He shared: “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.

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“So, I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”

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A day after his post, Schumer posted a video about mental health and social media usage on Instagram, where she joked that she would be doing 'more social media' for her mental wellbeing.

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The Trainwreck actress shared: "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.

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

The 41-year-old’s post prompted a mixed response online, with some finding humour in the post while others accused Schumer of mocking Holland’s video about mental health.

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One commented: "Are you mocking Tom Holland??!!! I sure hope not. That would be disappointing."

"I hope [you're] not making fun of Tom Holland,” another wrote. “Someone's mental health is not something to be made fun of. He's also trying to help others who may not have support."

“Is Amy Schumer’s video on IG in response/making fun of Tom Holland’s? Because it’s not funny,” a third posted.

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Now, in response to the backlash, the comedienne took to her Instagram Stories to clarify her post and insisted that that she was not referring to Holland.

She wrote: “Not shading Spider-Man. Making fun of myself. Of course social media is toxic,” along with a spider emoji.

So that's you told.

Holland candidly explained that he's been on a much-needed hiatus for his mental health in his post on Sunday, 14 August.

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Showing support for Stem4, the British star explained that he and his brothers were supporting the charity because "there is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn't something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done.

Tom Holland candidly explained why he decided to take a social media break for his mental health. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo
Tom Holland candidly explained why he decided to take a social media break for his mental health. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

"So, hopefully, these apps can be your first step towards being happier and healthier".

He went on to urge those who could support the incredible charity to do so, before saying: "Thank you for listening, I'm going to disappear from Instagram again. And to everyone out there, thanks for your love and support, I love you all and I'll speak to you soon."

If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They're open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58 and they also have a webchat service if you're not comfortable talking on the phone 

Topics: Celebrity, Tom Holland

Lisa McLoughlin
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