American comedian Amy Schumer has apologized for mocking a photo of Nicole Kidman at the US Open.
Schumer took to Instagram on Monday to share a photo of Kidman sitting in the stands at the tennis tournament. The photo shows Kidman wearing a pink dress and staring wide-eyed into the camera, with her hand held beneath her chin. Schumer captioned the photo, “This how human sit.”
The post drew criticism from some social media users, who accused Schumer of cyberbullying Kidman. “This is mean-spirited and unnecessary,” one commenter wrote. “Why are you picking on Nicole Kidman?”
Schumer deleted the post shortly after and issued an apology. “I want to apologize to all the people I hurt posting a photo of Nicole Kidman and alluding to her being an alien,” she wrote. “I was being mean and I shouldn’t have done it. I am sorry.”
Kidman has not commented on the incident.
This is not the first time Schumer has been accused of cyberbullying. In 2018, she was criticized for making a joke about Serena Williams’ appearance during the Wimbledon Championships. Schumer later apologized for the joke.
It is important to note that cyberbullying is a serious issue that can have lasting negative consequences for the victim. If you are being cyberbullied, it is important to reach out for help. You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.
Here are some tips for preventing cyberbullying:
- Be aware of the risks of cyberbullying.
- Set boundaries with your online interactions.
- Be respectful of others online.
- Report cyberbullying to a trusted adult.
By following these tips, you can help to create a more positive and safe online environment for everyone.