Amy Schumer has spoken out against the controversial comments made by one of her former show writers, which have caused quite the raucous over the past couple of days.
Here the star and creator of "Inside Amy Schumer," is talking about the controversy around writer Kurt Metzger and his comments about sexual assault accusations.
The full conversation aired last night on PBS.
Metzger shared a questionable since-deleted Facebook post shunning a local improv group for banning a male comic who allegedly raped multiple female comics, "with no details/proof/a story about what happened of any kind," he wrote.
After receiving a whirlwind of hate over Metzger's comments, Schumer took to social media to respond.
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.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 17, 2016
"I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger," Schumer wrote on Twitter.
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.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 17, 2016
I didn't fire Kurt. He isn't a writer for my show because we aren't making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2016
Fans misinterpreted Schumer's tweets to mean that her show had gotten canceled.
She then went on to clarify that the show will return for a season 5, but not before a mini, and probably much-needed, break.