UPDATE 8/18 10:39 a.m. EDT:
Stop the press! After much confusion, Amy Schumer has officially announced that “Inside Amy Schumer” will live to see another season. In a series of tweets the triple threat thanked Comedy Central or giving her and the show’s crew “a wonderful home.” Schumer went on to say that in the coming year she intends to focus on “doing standup” and “writing more.” It remains unclear what projects she’s currently working on or when they will be released. In closing, Schumer asked her millions of followers to go purchase her latest book, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.”
Amy Schumer’s days with Comedy Central may be numbered. The controversial funny-woman made a shocking revelation on Twitter on Wednesday that has fans in an uproar.
Speaking out about a series of offensive tweets from Kurt Metzger chastising women who don’t report instances of sexual assault, Schumer addressed rumors she’d fired the Comedy Central writer. She told her 4.24 million followers that Metzger had not been removed from the “Inside Amy Schumer” writer’s room — because there is no writer’s room anymore. Schumer, 35, revealed that Comedy Central is, apparently, not releasing anymore new episodes of the show. Creating further confusion she retweeted a fan who said they were going to “miss” the series.
Hours earlier the author addressed Metzger’s comments on sexual assault, which are being hailed as insensitive. She called for fans to “stop asking” if Metzger worked for her, adding that “his words are not mine.” Schumer also said that she was equally “saddened and disappointed” by Metzger’s comments.
The statements in question appeared online on Aug. 14. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Metzger weighed in on a comedian having been banned from performing with the Upright Citizens Brigade due to allegations of sexual assault. Metzger suggested that the public should not be so quick to believe women, writing: “Guys I have just heard some disturbing news, this guy Jiff Dilfyberg is a rapist! I know because women said it and that’s all I need!” As Vulture reported, he went on to say that such allegations should be accompanied by “details/proof/a story,” adding that the accusers were going out of their way to “destroy someone.”
Metzger has since apologized. Schumer has said no more about the alleged cancellation of “Inside Amy Schumer.” The show would have been in it’s fifth season.