Amy Schumer Responds to Not-So-Flattering Comparison in Best Way Possible

With the help of J.K. Simmons, of course.

Amy Schumer
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Last night, Twitter user Vicky Rogers posted a not-so-flattering tweet, in which she compared Amy Schumer with the notoriously sullen-faced wife in Grant Wood's famous 1930 American Gothic painting.

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The quick-witted comedian immediately stuck a fork in it by posting the following photo of her and J.K. Simmons just two minutes later.

Unsurprisingly, the tweet then went viral and the Internet lost no time in further enhancing the recreation of this classic piece of art.

Of course, there are a lot of questions. How did Amy manage to snap the perfect parody photo in such a short span of time? Could it be that she and JK Simmons were just hanging out somewhere in the vicinity of a useful fork at the exact moment that the tweet was posted? 

That would be cool, but in truth this photo was taken while Simmons and Schumer were filming the opening segment for the MTV Movie Awards this year.  

In March, Schumer posted the photo on Twitter along with the painting to highlight the comparison.

Looks like someone got the last laugh.

Diana Bruk
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