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It wasn't funny when comedian Amy Schumer didn't speak up against rape

Kurt Metzger, a writer for Inside Amy Schumer, made headlines this month for his controversial remarks on rape

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 23 August 2016, 12:21 AM
Amy Schumer is hailed as the champion of modern women

Amy Schumer is hailed as the champion of modern women Image: Getty

Amy Schumer is our favourite American comedian and her brand of feminist comedy has inspired many. She is known for her outspokenness and fiery humor. This is why fans are upset with Schumer’s silence after a writer for her show, Kurt Metzger, defended comedian Aaron Glaser, who was accused of rape.

The Metzger issue has upset Schumer's followers. She finally spoke out against Metzger last Wednesday and claimed that she is disappointed about his actions. But her fans obviously expected her to blast Metzger publicly.

Schumer has been hailed as a pop culture icon as she has tackled issues of equal wage and the objectification of women. Schumer’s lukewarm opposition did not impress her viewers. Schumer apparently blocked several women who wanted her to speak out on this issue.

It all began a week ago, when the Upright Citizens Brigade’s comedy network banned a comedian named Aaron Glaser. The ban was based on allegations that Glaser was a rapist. Many women had accused the comedian of sexual abuse. The UCB began a probe, which resulted in the ban. That was when Metzger took to social media to criticize 'mob mentality'. He said there was a correct way of dealing with sexual abuse and that the crime should be reported to the police and not on social media. Metzger’s views sparked outrage among the comedy world and viewers.

Ironically, Schumer’s upcoming book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, deals with the culture of sexism in Hollywood.  

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