SC man fires back after Amy Schumer’s Instagram post about him demanding photo

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina man is speaking out after Amy Schumer posted an Instagram photo of him, saying he’s the reason she has changed her policy on fan photos.

On Saturday afternoon, Schumer posted a photo of a man who she said shoved a camera in her face. In her caption, Schumer said she asked the man to stop and he replied, “no, it’s America and we paid for you.”

Here’s her entire post:

This guy in front of his family just ran up next to me scared the —- out of me. Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said “no it’s America and we paid for you” this was in front of his daughter. I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take picture with people anymore and it’s because of this dude in Greenville.

Schumer later tweeted, “I’ll still take pictures with nice people when I choose if it’s a good time for that. But I don’t owe you anything. So don’t take if I say no.”

The man who was the subject of Schumer’s photo reached out to FOX Carolina and said her account of what happened is not accurate.

Leslie Brewer said he was walking down the street when he heard other pedestrians shouting about a celebrity. Brewer told FOX Carolina he was recording a video for Instagram when he went up to Schumer. He then stopped recording when she asked.

“I did it in a non-threatening way,” Brewer told FOX Carolina. “She says I got all up in her face, and it was completely different from the video.”

He said Schumer was upset he brought his daughter into the disagreement about him recording the video and she began walking away. Then, he said Schumer turned around, took a photo of him and said she was going to share it with her four million fans.

Brewer said if he could go back, he wouldn’t have taken the initial photo because of all the trouble it has caused him.