Full disclosure: I never fully warmed to Amy Schumer though I never publicly said so until now. Her particular brand of comedy never appealed to me but I recognized the importance in what she did for comedy and for women in particular.
Having said that, I was rather surprised to learn she employed one Kurt Metzger as a writer and contributor to her comedy show on Comedy Central Inside Amy Schumer. Metzger has long been known as a bully to women online and is an open “rape apologist.” He has also openly copped to being an abuser toward an intimate partner.
Why then did Schumer employ him having full knowledge of who and what he is? Don’t ask Amy Schumer. She is reportedly blocking anyone asking these questions on twitter and has made an inconsistent series of comments regarding the matter.
Nice promo there by Schumer huh. Let me refuse to answer any questions about employing a known and admitted abuser of women but ZOMG PLEASE YOU GUYS BUY MY BOOK.
When you are a survivor you tend to develop a pretty good compass for people who talk the talk but do not walk the walk. Perhaps this explains why I never was a big fan. Regardless, its a terribly bad look for a female comedienne when the genre is struggling to make the environment safer for women.
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