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Amy Schumer Raw Sexual Humor Blows Up in Her Face Over Rape Rant

Amy Schumer has been dragged into the middle of a social media blow up over a rape rant by friend and co-worker Kurt Metzger. (Photo: Getty)

Amy Schumer has been dragged into the middle of a social media blow up over a rape rant by friend and co-worker Kurt Metzger. (Photo: Getty)

Amy Schumer, who’s made a name for herself as a comedian thanks to her raw sexual humor, is back-peddling furiously trying to explain her relationship with comedy writer Kurt Metzger and his off-the-wall rants defending an alleged serial rapist.

If there’s such a thing as guilt by association this is it.

Schumer, 35, appeared on public television’s “Charlie Rose” show today (Aug. 19) and addressed the controversy surrounding Metzger’s Facebook posts. He makes light of rape allegations by one or more women against a fellow comedian.

Metzger, a former writer for Schumer’s Comedy Central show, “Inside Amy Schumer,” has since deleted the posts. But they have been widely circulated online.

The comedy writer was defending fellow comedian Aaron Glaser who has been accused of rape by several women. The allegations led to his ban from improv theaters run by Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, according to reports.

Glaser has denied the allegations.

Here’s a sampling of what Metzger wrote:

“If you are raped by Bill Cosby you and you didn’t go to the cops I get it. You were scared etc etc. I give you credit. If a fat improv open mic kid with a fucking jew fro did it you are full of shit. What this powerful man was gonna block you from level two? Go to the cops as a group and hold hands it you gotta. Otherwise you are just a typical lynch mob and luckily the guy isn’t black so no one is calling you that. But I will.”

Metzger was clearly leavening his anger with an attempt at sarcasm and even humor. But social media critics exploded over the remarks.

Unfortunately, his point was lost in the controversy. He was decrying Glaser’s ban without being allowed to respond to the allegations, let alone being formally charged.

Schumer was pulled into the controversy when her Twitter account was deluged by fans demanding she fire Metzger from her show.

At first she responded sympathetically.

“I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger. He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn’t be more against his recent actions,” she wrote.

But a few hours later, she sounded annoyed: “Kurt does not work for me. He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine.”

Schumer later blocked complainers from her Twitter account, according to USAToday.

While Metzger’s remarks were clearly misogynistic and victim shaming, they aren’t that far off from Schumer’s own brand of sexual humor.

Her recently canceled Comedy Central show often dealt with sexual topics, including rape, albeit from a feminist perspective. It won a Peabody Award.

In her breakout 2015 comedy movie, “Trainwreck,” she plays a party girl “who drinks too much, smokes weed and sleeps around while dating a gym-addict boyfriend,” according to a synopsis.

Schumer is currently on the road promoting her first book, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.” As part of that effort she appeared on the Charlie Rose show and addressed the Metzger blowup again.

“Kurt’s my friend. I love him. I’m not on Facebook so I don’t read his crazy rants. He gets something from going after people, making them mad. That is not representative of me at all.”

The real problem, Schumer said, is victim shaming.

“When a woman says she was assaulted, a lot of people’s first reaction is to say, ‘No you weren’t,’” she said. “They treat it like the Salem Witch Trials. It’s really unfair and it makes people not want to come forward.”

Check out the clip below from the show.

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