Jamie Lee Curtis apologizes for child portrait seen in her office

Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis recently came under intense fire for a photo he posted of his office space on Twitter. The controversial photo shows Curtis’ office decor, which included a portrait of a naked child in a box. Since then, the actress has been heavily criticized in several tweets.

The controversial portrait is said to have been taken by photographer Betsy Schneider, who once worked as Sally Mann’s assistant.

Shortly after the controversy, Curtis issued an apologetic statement giving more context to the portrait. The actress revealed that it was simply a photo taken by a mother of her child playing in a tub in their garden.

Read on to learn more.

Jamie Lee Curtis posted a photo of her office

Jamie Lee Curtis at the World Premiere of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions' Halloween Ends

Earlier this month, Curtis was heavily criticized on Twitter after he posted a photo of his office on Instagram and Facebook. The picture shows Curtis’ decorations, including a strange portrait of a naked child in a box filled with water. However, the focus of the post was on the “beautiful Pollack chairs” around his office desk.

Curtis captioned the now-deleted post (per NYP), “Okay. This is a weird post. But I have Covid, so shit. At a SAG nominations panel for @everythingeverywheremovie, I told the story of how I ended up in my office furnished with my beautiful Pollack chairs from the movie.”

Despite the star’s caption, people could only focus on the controversial portrait hanging above the table.

He was criticized on Twitter

Jamie Lee Curtis

Curtis’s photo quickly went viral on social media, with an almost immediate response on Twitter. Politician Jack Lombardi II was one of many who criticized the “Halloween” actress, posting, “Hollyweird strikes again.” Right-wing activist and attorney Rogan O’Handley also called out Curtis in a viral tweet.

The tweet read, “…Jamie Lee Curtis posted a vaccine ad for Pfizer on Instagram. 3 days ago, she posted an extremely disturbing picture of a child stuffed in a suitcase in her home. We have serious questions.” Another politician, Scott Stephenson he tweeted“What the hell really.”

Jamie Lee Curtis has been compared to Jeffrey Epstein

Jamie Lee Curtis

Soon there were thousands of tweets about the controversial photo and why Curtis was decorating his office with it. Conservative broadcaster Stew Peters went so far as to compare the 63-year-old actress to convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein, who died in custody in 2019.

Epstein was a broker, financier and socialite who was involved in several child prostitution, pedophilia and sex trafficking. He was also known for having explicit art that depicted children in a sexual nature. Peters’ tweet readWhy does Jamie Lee Curtis have a picture of a naked child stuffed in a suitcase on his wall (?). Strong Epstein vibe.”

The controversial photo of the naked child has since been revealed to be the work of photographer Betsy Schneider. Based on NYP, Schneider previously worked as an assistant to famed photographer Sally Mann. He has not yet commented on the controversial portrait and the attacks on Curtis.

Jamie Lee Curtis issued an apology and provided more context

Jamie Lee Curtis here

On Thursday afternoon, Curtis released a statement apologizing and offering more context for the controversial portrait. SHE wrote, “Last week I posted a picture of some chairs with a photo on the wall from an artist gifted 20 years ago. I understand that this confused some people. Like I said, I’m a truth teller, so it’s the truth.”

The ‘Everything Everywhere At Once’ actress continued: ‘A picture of a child taken by his mother playing in a tub of water in their backyard. Nothing more, nothing less.” Curtis further explained that he deleted the post because he “didn’t want to maintain anything that would upset anybody.”

The actress said that she only wanted to show her office space to her fans and the public for the sake of transparency. Curtis also explained that the purpose of the post was to highlight the chairs in the mid-century office set.

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