Leonardo DiCaprio Apparently Gave Amy Schumer The Green Light To Make That Joke About Him Dating Younger Women At The Oscars

There were quite a few memorable moments at this year’s Oscars — and one of them was delivered by Amy Schumer, at the expense of Leonardo DiCaprio and his history of, um, dating much younger women.



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The actor, 47, is currently dating Camila Morrone, who is 24 years old.

“Leonardo DiCaprio, what can I even say about him?” began Amy from the Academy Awards stage. “He’s done so much to fight climate change and leave behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends.”


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Amy was recently accused of plagiarizing the dig, but denied those claims on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen this week.

Well, it turns out the Life & Beth star — who co-hosted the ceremony alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall — ran her joke past Leo before the show took place, and he apparently green-lit it himself.


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“He said, ‘Go ahead,'” recalled Amy during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show yesterday. Referencing both the Don’t Look Up actor and his long-term partner, who’s been romantically linked to Leo since around 2017, she added, “They don’t care.”


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“You know, Cami — his girlfriend — is, like, the shit. She’s actually the coolest bitch you’ll meet,” said Amy. “And yeah, they don’t…they don’t care.”



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Leo wasn’t the only celebrity who received a heads-up from Amy prior to the Oscars. “To be honest, I did reach out to people that I was going to joke about before,” she explained.



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“I made sure it was OK with them because I’ve been burned too many times, and I didn’t want the camera to cut to somebody looking sad. So, I told the Williams sisters, told Will [Smith], told Leo…”



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Some of her jokes still drew criticism from the public, though, with an unaired line about Alec Baldwin, and another about Kirsten Dunst as a “seat-filler” — which we did see on TV — sparking particular backlash.



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It sounds like Kirsten was in on the joke, but Amy told Howard Stern that she still received “death threats” from viewers over it.



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“I got death threats. I got the Secret Service reaching out to me,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Oh, I think you have the wrong number. This is Amy, not Will.’ Not that I want Will to get death threats [but] the misogyny is unbelievable.”



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You can check out part of Amy’s interview here, or via the clip above.