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The above Facebook post from “comedian” Kurt Metzger has rightfully been under fire since its publication. The post was made in response to fellow comedian Aaron Glaser’s Facebook post (which has since been deleted, but screenshots are still circulating online), which criticized the Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB) for banning him based on rape allegations from one or more women. Metzger questioned the credibility of women who claim to be assaulted, but do not report the crime to police.
But how does Amy Schumer fit into this equation? Metzger is one of Schumer’s friends and writers. When Twitter users questioned Schumer’s professional involvement with the “comedian” (mostly asking why she has yet to speak out against him), they were blocked.
Many have criticized Schumer for her delayed statement, which she released on Twitter days after Metzger’s post.
Personally, I think Schumer has been getting a lot of attention for something that has very little to do with her. While I think she should have released a statement against Metzger sooner than she did, I also think this is a very uncomfortable position she was put in.
What do you think about Metzger’s actions?