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Man in Amy Schumer's social media post says he's being cyber bullied

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It's gone viral, comedienne Amy Schumer, posting about an encounter, with a man on a downtown Greenville sidewalk. She was in town for a stand-up comedy show and said the man was aggressive when trying to take a picture with her. 

People were fast to go to their computers and blast him, but they also had plenty to say about Schumer's reaction.

On Tuesday she posted a picture to Instagram with part of the caption reading, "people who write mean things, I'm sending you so much love. You need it. Everything I said is true."

But now the man she posted that picture of is feeling the backlash. 

"I'm on Yahoo now, and I'm like, my face is everywhere, and I'm like, if she wouldn't have put up my face, I would have been fine," said Leslie Brewer. 

But Amy Schumer put Brewer on blast after their scuffle downtown. 

"She was like, well I have 4 million followers and I'm going to have them bash you," said Brewer. 

Although he said Schumer's claims aren't quite accurate, he's paying for it anyway. 

"You're cyber bullying me cause now, everyone knows me, all my friends from Texas, California everywhere is calling me," said Brewer. 

Upstate psychologist Martha Durham with North Main Counseling said she was surprised by what the celebrity did. 

"Here's this very famous person with a lot of power, just openly telling this guy she's gonna do that... I was really appalled by it," said Durham.

She said cyber bullying can have some serious repercussions, "It can really damage self esteem cause depression and anxiety."

And that's why one group right here in Greenville is trying to combat the issue.  

"Bullying can be instantaneous and has nothing to do with maybe someone at school or in your neighborhood, it has to do with social media," said George Corell. 

Corell and his wife own Millie Lewis, a talent agency in Greenville. He said in addition to acting and modeling, they teach their students about the dangers of bullying.

They even give each student a form called 'The Promise'. It focuses on uplifting one another rather than bringing them down. 

"The most important thing I think for young people is to have a place to go for help... they need to pick good friends, they need to ban with their friends when there's someone else being bullied," said Corell. 

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