Amy Schumer is undeniably one of the funniest ladies of our generation. From hijacking a stranger’s Tinder account to set it on fiyah (er, fire) to hilariously teaching us how to get off of an inflatable flamingo, she dominates the current world of comedy. But now, she’s embroiled in something way more serious. Rumors have been swirling for the past few days that Amy Schumer had fired one of her writers for making not-cool-at-all comments about rape, and she stayed strangely staying silent on the sitch — but not for long.
Soon, Amy addressed the situation on Twitter, but fans were still confused. Check out all the details (and the somewhat confusing tweets) below:
“I didn’t fire Kurt,” Amy started, referring to ex-staff writer Kurt Metzger, the man who made the fire-storm-sparking comments defending comedian Aaron Glaser after he was accused of sexual assault. Amy explained, “He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.”
Fans were quick to voice their shock and super-bummed state. “Wait, no more show??? I thought it was renewed for Season 5?” and “So that last episode was your series finale? Ooof,” along with sentiments like “You’re the best, and we’ll miss your show,” and “Sorry to hear that the show is ended. I think it was one of the best things on TV. Whatever the reasons, good luck.”
But just a day later, Amy has taken to Twitter again to clarify.
Ooooh! So the show isn’t over, it’s just on hiatus while Amy works on new (and surely totally awesome) projects. *phew*
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(h/t Variety; photos via Bryan Bedder, Kevin Winter, Frederick M. Brown/Getty)