If you’re a fan of Amy Schumer, make some noise.
After tweeting about a trucker who could be the 40-year-old comedian’s doppelgänger, a petrol station in Celina, Tennessee, went viral.
Schumer herself took to social media to enquire about the situation.
Amelia, a truck driver who apparently makes regular pit breaks in Clay County, was photographed and posted to the Celina 52 Truck Stop’s Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.
“Prize winner Amelia requested that we clarify that her teardrop tattoo does not indicate that she has murdered anybody. They wrote, without acknowledging Schumer’s similarity, alongside an image of the alleged lookalike, who was captured wearing a profane shirt from the Celina 52 online T-shirt store, She accidentally killed a pedestrian once after falling asleep at the wheel and got the tattoo to honor their memory.”
Only until numerous followers pointed out her likeness to Schumer did their post become viral, with over 14,500 people like it.
Kimberly Nicole Foster, a writer, remarked, “This is Amy Schumer.”
“Amy Schumer is trending because of a photo taken at a truck stop, and no one is talking about it?” Norb Aikin, the author, has contributed to the mix.
Since then, the actress of “Trainwreck” and “I Feel Pretty” has expressed her own bewilderment on Twitter, writing, “Wait, what’s going on at a truck stop?” -me,” she said, along with a sobbing emoji.
Schumer’s spokesperson has yet to react to a request for comment from CN News.
When their first post went viral, Celina 52 tried to defuse the situation by saying, “Stop calling her Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer doesn’t got a tattoo for running over a pedestrian by accident.”
Danny Brine, a truck stop shift manager, revealed in an interview with CN News that Amelia’s “teardrop tattoo narrative is authentic” and that the rest area is really a genuine spot.
CN News, however, was unable to corroborate Brine’s claims that he also works as a social media assistant there.
Celina 52, according to Brine, is only a fictitious name for the genuine truck stop in Upper Cumberland, Tennessee.
What’s the story behind the fictitious name? The company’s social media profiles are full with vulgar, rude, and even racist material.
“We have to use this moniker because of our content,” Brine stated. “The true location dates back to the early 1980s.”
Whether Brine’s assertions are genuine or not, the page’s social media material includes unprintable images taken at the ostensibly legitimate truck stop, which Brine alleges have been edited to incorporate off-color puns and other politically incorrect themes in the lettering.
A Facebook page dedicated to the subject has 50,000 followers.
“These aren’t our true opinions,” he said, “but the finest moments are when someone misunderstands a message and becomes enraged.”
According to a Snopes article, some Twitter users aren’t getting the humor. One perplexed reader responded, “This HAS to be a troll. It’s a set-up. Something comes to mind. This can’t possibly be true.”
But, according to Brine, getting Schumer to trend on Twitter was never part of the strategy.
“I can see how people mistake her for Amelia…” He said, “I’ve never actually watched any of her humor.”
Another clarification: the “Stop Pooping In Our Parking Lot” sign in the first tweet is fake, but the tales are true.
“Pooping in parking lots occurs much too frequently,” Brine added.
Wait, what’s going on at a truck stop? -me😢
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 10, 2021