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People Were Pissed About Amy Schumer Calling Kirsten Dunst A Seat Filler At The Oscars, And She Finally Responded

"Wouldn't disrespect that queen like that."

From history-making moments to the slap heard around the world, the 2022 Oscars were definitely unforgettable.

Amy, Regina, and Wanda throwing popcorn in a promo photo for the Oscars

There are moments from the ceremony that still have people talking, like Amy Schumer's joke about Kirsten Dunst being a seat filler.

Amy Schumer looks serious with a mic in her hand

While explaining how many people it takes to put the Academy Awards together, Amy mentioned the role seat fillers play.

Amy does crowd work and walks in front of Kristen Dunst and her husband

To give the audience an example, Amy walked toward Oscar-nominated actor Kirsten Dunst, mistaking her for a seat filler, and proceeded to ask her to get up.

Amy grabs Kristen's arm while saying, "Can we get you up, honey"

Kirsten looked confused while also laughing at the ordeal...

...and so did her husband, Jesse Plemons, as Amy congratulated him on his performance in Power of the Dog — a movie he starred in with Kirsten.

Amy sits with Jesse and says, "Seat fillers. love them"

And while many realized it was clearly a joke, others weren't quite sure.

Jesse looking very uncomfortable with his fist under his chin

Like this fan who quickly came to Kirsten's defense with receipts of her filmography:

amy schumer calling kirsten dunst a seat filler when this is her filmography #Oscars

Twitter: @crazytoqether

Or this fan who alluded to Hollywood's mistreatment of the seasoned actor:

this is going down as another chapter of how bad hollywood mistreated kirsten dunst

Neilson Barnard / Getty Images / Twitter: @cineophile

Some people just weren't amused by the joke:

More awkward moments at the Oscars: Amy Schumer, with one of the most unfunny jokes of all time, moved Kirsten Dunst out of her seat, calling her a "seat filler," prompting husband Jesse Plemons to say "you know that was my wife?"

ABC / Twitter: @greg_price11

So to clear the air, Amy took to Instagram on Monday to confirm the skit was just that...a joke, that Kirsten and Jesse were in on.

a note screenshot from Amy with the apology

You can check out the full skit below:

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