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Amy Schumer Under Fire For Kurt Metzger's Rape Comments

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  • 7 years ago
Amy Schumer is catching flak on Twitter for comments made by of one of the former writers of her show. Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Grace Baldridge, and Josh Zepps, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join

"Schumer sent a very cryptic tweet. In response to a call on social media for the comic and Inside Amy Schumer star to sever her professional relationship with comedian and Inside writer Kurt Metzger, Schumer tweeted, “I didn’t fire Kurt. He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore.”

Almost immediately people began speculating that the show had been cancelled, despite the fact that it had already been renewed for a fifth season on Comedy Central. Schumer came back to explain that the show wasn’t cancelled, she was just focusing on her upcoming standup tour and book (The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, out this week) and as such there wouldn’t be a Season 5 “in the foreseeable future” so she wasn’t working with anywriters. Oh, OK. But that doesn’t really address the issue—and it’s one Schumer is in a unique position to address...

Following the comic’s initial comments, Schumer received a barrage of tweets asking why she continued to support and work with Metzger (whose Facebook profile currently lists his job as “Former King of Feminism at Stand-Up Comedy”). Eventually Schumer, after blocking users who were asking her about Metzger, weighed in.”*

Read more here: http://jezebel.com/amy-schumer-says-kurt-metzger-no-longer-writes-for-insi-1785421016

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Grace Baldridge, Josh Zepps
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Grace Baldridge, Josh Zepps


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