A few days ago, Kurt Metzger, a writer for “Inside Amy Schumer” went on an inflammatory Facebook rant involving rape victims:

“Guys I have just heard some disturbing news, this guy Jiff Dilfyberg is a rapist! I know because women said it and that’s all I need! Never you mind who they are. They are women! ALL women are as reliable as my bible! A book that, much like a woman, is incapable of lying!”

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The comments came after Metzger learned that the New York based Upright Citizens Brigade banned comedian Aaron Glaser, who was the target of numerous rape accusations. His other posts went on a rant, blaming victims of rape:

“Don’t f—ing complain about the police not helping if you didn’t bother going to the police at all. ‘Why aren’t the rape kits being tested??’ Because instead of actually educating women with useful information on what to do if they are being victimized, you blather nonsense about ‘culture’ and then tell them being weak is being strong.”

In another post:

“Hey he’s guilty let’s start with that! What happens when the next guy isn’t? Is that just worth it to get rapist? So sometimes we gotta break a few eggs is that the argument? I know it is. And you think I’m supposed to not have a massive f—ing problem with this? You disgust me. And what you want to establish is WORSE than actual rape. Please quote that last line angrily to other imbeciles. Because I so mean it.”

Obviously, these insensitive comments–which have since been deleted– have angered people to the point of begging Amy Schumer to fire Metzger from her show. She stated that she was disappointed in him, and that his words were not hers, tweeting,

“Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about t. His words are not mine.”

Fans have since questioned whether this and Amy’s other recent tweets mean that “Inside Amy Schumer” has been cancelled, but she assured them that it is simply going on hiatus while she tours. In an interview with Charlie Rose, she addressed the issue further. She said,

“One of the reasons [Metzger is] such a great writer and such a great contributor to our television show is because his views are so different from mine, and most of the other writers in the room. We butt heads, we get in fights because he infuriates us… He gets something from going after people, making them mad. That is not representative of me at all. And I’ve asked him, ‘Can you just stop? Because it comes back to me.’ Because he writes for the show, it’s a bitter story, because of our connection. Whatever tangent he’s gone off on, I have not agreed with, and it’s been really upsetting to me seeing someone that I care about hurt themselves like this.”

As revealed in her book, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo,” Amy Schumer is herself a victim of sexual assault, but she believes that the anger focused on Metzger should be refocused elsewhere. He “baits people,” she said, but he isn’t the real problem. Understanding rape and consent is. She said,

“We all need to be empowering each other, but to focus your energy on online trolling—if I did that, I wouldn’t get anything done. Let’s focus on actually getting the problem done.”

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