/Amy Schumer stunned after doppelgänger spotted at Tennessee truck stop – New York Post

Amy Schumer stunned after doppelgänger spotted at Tennessee truck stop – New York Post


Honk if you love Amy Schumer.

A gas station in Celina, Tennessee, went viral after tweeting about a trucker who just might be the 40-year-old comedian’s doppelgänger.

And Schumer herself even hit social media, wondering what was going on.

An image of Amelia, allegedly a truck driver who makes regular pit stops in Clay County, was shared Thursday afternoon on the Twitter account for what is reportedly the Celina 52 Truck Stop.

“Prize winner Amelia wanted us to point out that her teardrop tattoo is not because she murdered anyone. She accidentally killed a pedestrian once after falling asleep at the wheel and got the tattoo to honor their memory,” 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.

It was only after several followers began to point out her resemblance to Schumer that their post went viral, now liked by more than 14,500 users.

This image, reportedly of a trucker named Amelia, went viral when social media users said she was the spitting image of comic Amy Schumer.
This image, reportedly of a trucker named Amelia, went viral when social media users said she was the spitting image of comic Amy Schumer.
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“This is Amy Schumer,” responded writer Kimberly Nicole Foster.

“Amy Schumer is trending because of a truck stop pic and NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS???” added author Norb Aikin.

Since then, the “Trainwreck” and “I Feel Pretty” star tweeted her own confused reaction: “Wait, what’s going on at a truck stop? -me,” accompanied by a crying emoji.

A representative for Schumer has not responded to a request for comment from The Post.

When their initial post went viral, Celina 52 attempted to calm things down, responding, “Quit calling her Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer doesn’t have a tattoo for accidentally running over a pedestrian.”

In an interview with The Post, Danny Brine — who claimed to be a truck stop shift manager — said that Amelia’s “teardrop tattoo story is real” and claimed that the rest area is indeed a real place.

However, The Post was unable to verify claims by Brine, who said he doubles as a social media assistant there.

Amy Schumer herself even weighed in on the drama, tweeting, "Wait, what’s going on at a truck stop?
Amy Schumer herself even weighed in on the drama, tweeting, “Wait, what’s going on at a truck stop?”
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According to Brine, Celina 52 is just a pseudonym for the actual truck stop, which is located in Upper Cumberland, Tennessee. The reason for the fake name? The business’ social media accounts are rife with raunchy, offensive and sometimes racist content.

“Due to our content, we must use this name,” Brine explained. “The real location has been around since the early ’80s.”

Whether Brine’s claims are true, the page’s social media content features unprintable photos taken at the apparently bona fide truck stop that Brine said are photoshopped to include off-color wordplay and otherwise politically incorrect themes in the signage. A related Facebook account also has 50,000 followers.

“These aren’t our actual opinions,” he continued, “but the best moments are when someone thinks a post is 100% serious and gets upset about it.”

Some tweeters, according to a Snopes report, haven’t gotten the joke. “This HAS to be a troll,” wrote one confused reader. “A setup. Something. No way this is real.”

But causing Schumer to trend on Twitter was never in their plan, according to Brine.

“I can see why people think she looks like Amelia … I’ve never really watched any of her comedy,” he said.

Another clarification: The “Stop Pooping In Our Parking Lot” sign contained in the initial tweet isn’t real — but the stories are.

“The pooping in parking lots happens way too often,” Brine said.

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