Amy Schumer Shifts Focus From Kurt Metzger Controversy to Rape & Sexual Assault

When Inside Amy Schumer writer Kurt Metzger heard that Upright Citizens Brigade theaters had banned a comedian because of rape allegations from several other comedians, he was furious. So he took to Facebook and Twitter to vent his hateful, misogynist opinions.

"Guys, I have just heard some disturbing news, this guy Jiff Dilfyberg is a rapist!" he wrote earlier this week. "I know because women said it, and that's all I need! Never you mind who they are. They are women!"

Metzger's now-deleted posts went on to blame the women involved because they "didn't bother going to the police at all." He also condemned the rape culture discussion for not educating the women about what to do as victims of rape. 

When Amy Schumer didn't immediately respond to the controversial comments, her fans flipped out. They demanded to know why such a strong and inspiring woman worked with such an anti-feminist. A few fans even claimed that Schumer blocked them on Twitter for asking her about Metzger's rant. When Schumer finally spoke out, her remarks sparked rumors that Inside Amy Schumer had been canceled, which Amy dispelled with a tweet explaining that the show is currently on an extended hiatus.

Now, Schumer is delving into the Metzger situation further in an interview with Charlie Rose, in which she totally puts Metzger in his place.

First, she praises the opposing point of view Metzger brings to the Inside Amy Schumer writers' room. "We butt heads, we get in fights, because he infuriates us," she says. "It feels very positive to have someone in there saying, 'Well, this is from the male perspective.'" However, Schumer goes on to explain that she, of course, does not stand by Metzger's recent comments because she doesn't agree with "whatever tangent he's gone off on." 

Amy sums up the issue by arguing that the focus should be on the real issue, rape and sexual assualt, not Metzger. "I would love to refocus the energy and the attention on the real problem. He baits people. He's the problem, no question, but the focus is on him rather than on what the real, main problem is."