Amy Schumer has clarified her supposed dig at celebrities taking a social media break in favor of their mental health.
The comedian got into trouble after she explained how spending “more” time on social media and watching “Love Island” aided her mental well-being in a video that she uploaded on Instagram. The parody clip interestingly found its way online hours after the “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland announced his hiatus from social media in footage posted on Instagram.
Amy Schumer Goofs About Her Daily Social Media Usage
Schumer has learned a valuable lesson after the video received reactions from viewers. After claiming that looking at her phone for “eight and a half hours a day” helped her and a “pimple patch,” she said:
“And being in my 40s, it’s actually really good for me to watch all of Love Islands and all of The Bachelors. Whether in paradise or just normal mansions.”
The American comedian concluded her playful announcement, informing viewers that they would be seeing more of her on social media “just for my physical and mental wellbeing.”
The tongue-in-cheek post was met with amusement by her fans and celebrity friends, including Orlando Bloom, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Chelsea Handler, who wrote, “I like when you start videos with hey y’all.” It has been watched over three million times and gotten over 160k likes.
The 41-year-old’s funny post — which she referred to as an “Important mental health announcement” in the caption — came 24 hours after Tom Holland disclosed that he was “taking a break from social media” because of his mental health. Schumer returned to Instagram on Tuesday to explain that she was mocking herself and her relentless social media usage, not poking fun at Holland.
The “I Feel Pretty” actress shared a snapshot of her Notes app where she had written, “Not shading Spider-Man. Making fun of myself. Of course social media is toxic!” along with a spider emoji on her Story.
Tom Holland Prioritizes Mental Health & Starting A Family
The Blast recently reported that Holland’s announcement came in a three-minute video where he addressed the reason for his social media break and highlighted the app that his charitable organization supports. After appealing to fans to expect a lot of sentence fillers because he could not say what he had to without them, the 26-year-old said he found Twitter and Instagram “quite overwhelming and stimulating.” In his words:
“I have taken a break from social media for my mental health because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming. I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online. And ultimately, it’s very detrimental to my mental state so I decided to take a step back and delete the app.”
The English actor continued by explaining that there seemed to be an “awful stigma against mental health,” and while seeking help was not something to be ashamed of, it was “much easier said than done.” Luckily, Holland suggested that his followers could use Stem4 to access the help they needed for their mental well-being.
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In the lengthy caption that accompanied the honest clip, the British Academy Film Award winner encouraged people to watch and share it with whomever they thought it would “resonate with.”
The clip, which has been viewed over 21 million times with nearly 7 million likes, gave his fans room to express themselves and show their support in the comment section. One wrote, “I think we all need a break from insta sometimes. See ya, Tom,” while another told Holland that they “understood what you’re going through.”
Even celebrities like Justin Bieber dropped in with words of encouragement and love for the actor. Holland’s social media hiatus announcement comes nine months after he divulged that he was taking a temporary break from acting projects.
Although he avoided giving a time frame for the break, the “Uncharted” star stated that he was ready to focus on starting a family and discovering what he enjoyed outside of acting after spending six years on his career. Fans will have to wait and see what the future holds for Holland — hopefully, his dreams of one day starring alongside his girlfriend, Zendaya, on “Euphoria” manifests.