What The Heck Is Going On With ‘Inside Amy Schumer’?

Inside Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer has been in the news this week thanks to the release of her first book The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, but now the comedian is making headlines again, this time for a much more concerning reason.

Following comments made by comedian and Inside Amy Schumer writer Kurt Metzger, the future of Schumer’s show has now been called into question.

What began as a private matter last week in the comedy world has now become public information. After many female comedians came forward to reveal they had been sexually assaulted by a male comic, comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade made the decision to ban the male comedian from their shows and clubs after conducting their own investigation, possibly forgoing police involvement at the request of the victims.

Comedian Kurt Metzger, who has worked on Horace and Pete and all four seasons of Inside Amy Schumer, began victim-blaming in a series of rambling Facebook posts, shaming the victims for not going to the police and insinuating that the victims are all lying. He also called out what he feels is UCB’s unacceptable level of due diligence in their reaction towards the claims, which is essentially the pot calling the kettle black.

To reiterate just how hilarious Metzger thinks victim blaming is, he has updated his Facebook profile to list himself as the King of Feminism, as well as other less savoury titles.

Schumer has now commented on Metzger’s actions, but her statements are leading to more questions. Starting yesterday on Twitter, Schumer initially praises Metzger before attempting to distance herself.

Schumer’s second tweet is surprising for two reasons. One, at this point Metzger hasn’t been fired for his comments, a misstep for a show that has broken down barriers for women’s issues in comedy. Secondly, is Inside Amy Schumer done?

The show was renewed in January for a fifth season and Schumer quickly got back on Twitter to clear up her confusing remark.

Schumer goes on to say that she’s planning on spending the next year touring, with dates in North America, Europe, and Australia planned until December. She says that Season 5 of Inside Amy Schumer is still happening, but is vague about when the award-winning series will return.

Schumer ends her series of tweets encouraging fans to buy her new book. It’s worth noting that in The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, Schumer writes not only about a physically abusive relationship with a boyfriend, but also about losing her virginity through non-consensual sex. No word on whether Metzger plans on calling out his former boss as well.