Schumer attempts to distance herself from Metzger rape comments

Amy Schumer has expressed her non-approval of a comedic rape rant from a friend.
By Aaron Sims | Oct 11, 2016
Amy Schumer has expressed her non-approval of a comedic rape rant from a friend.

Kurt Metzger, a friend of Schumer and a writer for her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, posted a rant on Facebook that garnered criticism for victim blaming.

"Guys I have just heard some disturbing news, this guy Jiff Dilfyberg is a rapist!" wrote Metzger."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 women, is incapable of lying!"

Metzger,known for his, as Schumer puts it, "out there male perspective," made the remarks after a friend was banned from a show after anonymous women accused them of rape.

The backlash from theMetzger comments has now made Schumer speak out to distance herself from the rant.

"That is not representative of me at all," claimed Schumer in an interview with Charlie Rose. "I've asked him, 'Can you just stop?' Because it comes back to me. Because he writes for the show, it's a bigger story, because of our connection."

"Whatever tangent he's gone off on, I have not agreed, and it's been really upsetting to me seeing someone that I care about hurt themselves like this," added Schumer.

"Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine," added Schumer later, noting that her show is not publiclyscheduled for another season.


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