What Leonardo DiCaprio really thought of Amy Schumer’s Oscars joke about his younger girlfriends

Amy Schumer has revealed what Leonardo DiCaprio really thought after she made a joke at his expense during this year’s 2022 annual Oscars awards.

During an interview with Howard Stern, the co-host of the 94th annual Academy Awards said that she sought pre-show approval of the joke from the titanic star.

The 40-year-old comedian revealed DiCaprio’s response: “He said, ‘Go ahead.’ They didn’t care.”

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Amy Schumer revealed that DiCaprio gave the stamp of approval before she made the joke. (ABC via Getty Images)

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“And his girlfriend, Cami, is the s–t,” Schumer added of DiCaprio’s 24-year-old partner Camila Morrone. “She’s actually the coolest b—- you’ll meet.” Morrone and DiCaprio have been dating since 2017.

Schumer’s cracked the joke during her opening monologue at the awards and received a roar of laughter from the crowd in response.

“He’s done so much to fight climate change and leave behind a cleaner, greener planet…for his girlfriends,” Schumer said of DiCaprio.

“Because he’s older and they’re younger. OK, you get it.”

Leonardo DiCaprio attends the world premier of Netflix's "Don’t Look Up" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on December 05, 2021 in New York City.
DiCaprio has become known for dating women much younger than him. (Getty)

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Following the awards, the actress came under fire from fans on social media who claimed she stole the joke from a tweet made in December 2021.

Schumer denied the joke while appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen saying: “I’m funny enough, I don’t need to steal s–t.”

“I would like to say, I haven’t personally been on Twitter. I’ve had my assistant do it,” she added.

“And also, that joke was written by Suli McCullough. But I thank you guys, always, for making sure that I don’t start thievery.”

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Amy Schumer appeared on Watch What Happens Live! this week and denied stealing from Twitter the Leonardo DiCaprio joke she made during her monologue at the 94th Academy Awards. (Youtube)

DiCaprio is infamous for dating women much younger than him and subsequently has become the punchline of jokes at many award shows.

During the 2020 Golden Globes awards, host Rickey Gervais joked: “[DiCaprio’s movie] Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him.”

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