After People Dragged Amy Schumer, She Confirmed Kirsten Dunst Was In On The Seat Filler Bit At The Oscars
Obviously, there was one major drama at the 2022 Oscars (I am, of course, referring to the We Don’t Talk About Bruno Oscar Night Remix ft. Megan Thee Stallion), but we mustn’t forget about the tinier dramas. Including co-host Amy Schumer getting flack for joking that Best Supporting Actress nominee Kirsten Dunst was a seat-filler. The big question is: will Kiki press charges?
Here’s what happened. Amy was hosting from the audience and said:
So, it takes 2,700 people to put on the Oscars, and every job is equally important. The gaffers, the camera people, the seat fillers, everybody, alright?
Then she began to explain what a seat filler does. As she did, she sauntered over to where Kirsten and her husband, fellow Power of the Dog nominee, Jesse Plemons, were sitting. Once Amy spotted Kirsten, she said:
Actually, you know what? Lemme just show you what the seat fillers do. OK, here’s a seat filler. Can we get you up, honey? You wanna go to the bathroom?
Then Amy pulled the confused-looking actress out of her seat, plopped down beside Jesse, and said, “I loved you in Power of the Dog!” Jesse replied, “Uh, you know that was my wife, Amy?”, and Amy joked, “You’re married to a seat filler?” People laughed, and it was probably the most obvious bit in the history of shitty award show bits. But I guess some people thought Kirsten and Jesse weren’t in on the joke. Or that Amy truly believed Kirsten was a seat filler? Sigh.
Here’s video of the bit:
And some of the “backlash”:
— tj (@crazytoqether) March 28, 2022
this is going down as another chapter of how bad hollywood mistreated kirsten dunst pic.twitter.com/LOF4jh2JHI
— théo (@cineophile) March 28, 2022
If I were Amy Schumer, I'd be really cautious about this dumb bit where she calls Kirsten Dunst a seat-filler and shoves her out of her seat in order to talk to Jesse Plemmons. This is a bad night at the #Oscars to be insulting people's wives. pic.twitter.com/o7ffeCQUlI
— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) March 28, 2022
Apparently, Amy read the criticism, cuz yesterday she took to her Instagram Stories to clarify that Kirsten was in on the joke, writing:
Hey I appreciate the love for Kirsten Dunst. I love her too! That was a choreographed bit she was in on. Wouldn’t disrespect the queen like that. @kirstendunst
I truly cannot believe Amy Schumer actually had clarify that Kirsten Dunst was in on this joke… I'm so tired. https://t.co/nkvrAgjCTG
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) March 28, 2022
Don’t worry, Amy. As vice-treasurer of the Kiki-hive, I can confirm that we are officially standing down. You may live to joke another day. But that sequin-bow dress from Marshalls? It must die.