17-year-old US film critic Jackson Murphy has been rather publicly shamed by Amy Schumer over an off-colour joke he made at her expense after meeting her at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Murphy, who describes himself as an ‘entertainment analyst’ and writes the blog Lights Camera Jackson, posted a picture of himself and Schumer on the red carpet of the event last weekend.
However, accompanying the shot, he wrote: “Spent the night with @amyschumer. Certainly not the first guy to write that.”
It’s safe to say that the comedian and actress didn’t find the remark particularly amusing.
“I get it,” she wrote back. “Cause I’m a whore? Glad I took a photo with your. Hi to your dad.”
Jackson was quick to issue a grovelling apology, once he’d been called out on the gag.
@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
“I truly apologize for the tweet I posted earlier. I’m not a comedian and it wasn’t funny,” he wrote.
He added: “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!”
Schumer, who scored the MVP Award, ultimately replied, accepting his apology, saying: “That’s really okay honey. I just remember thinking you and your dad were sweet and it was a bummer to read that.”
Murphy became the youngest person to be asked to join the Broadcast Film Critics Association in 2013, which means he gets to vote at the Critics’ Choice Awards. He aso won a New York Emmy in 2010 for 'On Camera Talent: Commentator/Editorialist’.
After starting doing movie reviews aged eight on Radio Disney – his father is a sportscaster on Canadian service Sportsnet – he has since made a name for himself in moviedom.
He’s appeared on 'Ebert presents: At The Movies’, CBS’s 'The Early Show’ and is a contributor to 'The Morning Show’ in Australia.
However, his reviews have not always been well-received, Howard Stern calling him out as being too young and inexperienced to review movies effectively, while a three-star review of Christopher Nolan’s 'Inception’ on 'The Early Show’, which he admitted he didn’t understand (he was 11 at the time), saw him dubbed 'the most annoying movie critic ever’.
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