Amy Schumer clearly feels 140 characters just isn’t enough when it comes to addressing this controversial topic.
On Wednesday, the funny lady wasn’t laughing when she criticized previous Inside Amy Schumer contributor Kurt Metzger for the controversial comments he made on Facebook about sexual assault.
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ICYMI, Kurt slammed Upright Citizens Brigade‘s decision to ban comedian Aaron Glaser, after an internal investigation into allegations that he had raped multiple women in the comedy community.
And now, Miz Schumer is speaking to Charlie Rose about the upsetting remarks made by her friend, saying in a new clip posted on Thursday:
“One of the reasons he’s such a great writer and such a great contributor to our television show is because his views are so different from that of mine and most of the other writers in the room.”
While Mr. Metzger has worked on her Comedy Central series in the past, she explained that he’s not currently her writer because there are “no plans for the TV show to come back anytime in the near future.”
So, the blonde beauty doesn’t want people to associate his social media rants with her own beliefs, adding:
“He gets something from going after people and making them mad. That is not representative of me at all. … Whatever tangent that 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.”
She explained that the public is enraged by what he’s been saying:
“People, they want his head. They want to burn him at the stake.”
But when Charlie asked what she wanted, the comedienne didn’t call for his crucifixion. Instead, she asked:
“I want them to not attach me to what he’s writing.”
That’s not to say the Trainwreck star believes he’s blameless:
“He’s the problem, no question. But the focus is on him, rather than on what the real main problem is.”
And this issue hits very close to home for the author:
“I was sexually assaulted. I encourage women to come out and I want men to hear what happened so there’s no confusion, because people have different understandings of what sexual assault is, what rape is.”
You can check out the full clip (above), and her episode on Friday on PBS.
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