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Amy Schumer denies ‘shading Spider-Man’ for Tom Holland vid

Tom Holland fans have accused Amy Schumer of mocking the actor’s recent decision to take a break from social media because of his mental health.

But the comedian claims she didn’t shadow Spider-Man with her own “major mental health announcement.”

On Sunday, the “Life & Beth” star shared a video on Instagram in which he jokingly promised to “do more social media” to protect her mental health. Schumer posted the clip a day after Holland uploaded a similar but candid video announcing his hiatus on social media and encouraging his followers to donate to a charity focused on mental health.

“I find that looking at my phone eight and a half hours a day helps me and it helps this patch and breakout,” Schumer says in the clip.

“Being in my 40’s it feels really good to watch ‘Love Island’ and all the ‘bachelors’ – whether in paradise or just regular mansions. So you will see a lot more of me on social media just for my physical and mental wellbeing.”

On Twitter, some criticized Schumer for allegedly poking fun at Holland for being open about his mental health journey.

“Amy Schumer? For you to make fun of a person who is raising awareness and giving young people tools to manage their mental health is exactly why Tom Holland is staying away from toxic social media.” @Maracev tweeted. “Thank you for proving his point.”

“THIS IS WHY MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY BECAUSE STUPID PEOPLE WANT TO INTERFERE AND MAKE JOKE WHEN IT’S NOT A FUNNY SITUATION.” @nwhpeters tweeted. “amy schumer keep your irrelevant self away from tom holland.”

Lute! News, Schumer responded to the backlash Tuesday in an Instagram Story that has since expired. In a brief statement, the comedian clarified that she was actually making fun of herself — not the “Spider-Man” star — and acknowledged that “social media is naturally toxic.”

After recently keeping a low profile on Twitter and Instagram, Holland explained over the weekend that he finds social media “overstimulating” and “overwhelming”.

“I get caught up and spiral when I read things about myself online and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state,” he continued. “So I decided to take a step back and delete those [Instagram] App.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-18/amy-schumer-tom-holland-video-social-media-mental-health Amy Schumer denies ‘shading Spider-Man’ for Tom Holland vid

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