South Carolina man’s selfie with Amy Schumer sparks backlash

Greenville, S.C. (WSPA) — Just a few seconds of video with comedian Amy Schumer has turned Leslie Brewer into a recognizable face.

It was a celebrity-fan selfie gone wrong. Brewer said, “I peek around and like I see her face and I’m like, all right cool, I pull up my Instagram and I’m like, ‘Here goes Amy.’ And then she just loses it and she just gets mad.”

Schumer performed in Greenville Friday and was spotted downtown Saturday. That day she turned to Instagram to tell her followers about the selfie scuffle. She took a picture of Brewer and said she wouldn’t be taking any more pictures with fans because of him. She also claimed he told her that she was paid for and that he scared her before taking the selfie after she told him not to.

It all happened at the corner of Main Street and McBee Avenue. Brewer said there were lots of other people around pointing, shouting and taking pictures of the comedian. “I told her this is America. I said, ‘In America, when you see a celebrity, you go and take a selfie.’ We have selfie sticks for it, and this is what our culture is.

Now Brewer says he’s being bullied online by her fans, and that she told him it would happen even though he believes they don’t know the full story. “If I wasn’t as strong of a person I am, people would really cry and break down over all the comments. That is totally false what she wrote about me,” said Brewer.

Brewer said he apologized and turned the video off as soon as he realized Schumer was upset. He decided to post his video, as his own proof, because he says he’s not the man that Schumer’s post shows him to be.

“I feel as if I did what any other fan would have done if they would have seen one of their celebrities,” said Brewer.

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