The star and creator of Inside Amy Schumer commented on the most recent actions of one of the writers of her show, Kurt Metzger, who has created a great deal of controversy online for his comments on rape accusations and the comedy world.
“I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger,” Schumer wrote on Twitter.
He began, “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!” In other Facebook posts to follow, Metzger continued to rail against what he perceives as a lack of due process – that UCB would ban someone from their shows when that person has not been convicted of a crime.
A number of people called Metzger a “Rape apologist,” which only further inflamed his rhetoric.
“It just makes my so dick hard to have the stupidest people alive mad at me. But I came already so I’m taking a break,” Metzger writes in one post.
Update: Schumer has since distanced herself from Metzger with her latest tweet, saying that he “Does not work for [her].”
While Metzger’s current status with the show may be unclear, Metzger has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer as an actor and as a writer since the show’s beginning.