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Some days, you wake up thinking you have a pretty good handle on how the world works. Take Wednesday (August 17), for instance. Simone Biles is still our collective savior, Kate Middleton has yet to see a bad hair day, and Amy Schumer is a staunch supporter of women. Simple, right?

Not so, as the last of these items is now being called into question. It recently came to light that Schumer, who should be spending the day celebrating the launch of her new book, has been employing a misogynist troll for years.

Kurt Metzger, an "Inside Amy Schumer" writer, is under fire for vocally supporting Aaron Glaser, a former Upright Citizens Brigade comedian who was banned from the club on Saturday (August 13) after multiple rape allegations against him surfaced. Soon after, Metzger took to Facebook to provide his *enlightened* take on the situation. And it wasn't pretty. 

Metzger went on Facebook Sunday (August 14) to mock the alleged victims who spoke online about their experiences being assaulted by Glaser.

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By implicating Glaser online instead of going to the police, Metzger essentially accused the victims of being misdirected at best, cowardly and whiny at worst.

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This is yet another very public example of the way society expects victims of assault to behave, especially when it comes to reporting their rape in a timely fashion. Those who don't navigate the aftermath the "correct" way are susceptible to societal suspicion and hateful, unsympathetic discourse, like Metzger's. 

This, after it's been proved time and time again there ISN'T a "correct" or "normal" way to react to an assault — and insisting there is one is just an exceptionally toxic form of victim-blaming. 

Metzger continued to tweet about the issue all day Tuesday, and eventually berated the appearance of writer Nikki Black when she blogged about his history of harassing women online.

Black pointed out on Medium that, in 2013, the Daily Dot reported on Metzger harassing feminist bloggers Lindy West and Sady Doyle after they questioned the role of rape culture in comedy. He also claimed to have to have committed domestic violence by "criminally choking" an ex-girlfriend. 

According to Metzger himself, despite accusations from West and Doyle that he led a targeted harassment campaign against them, Schumer and Comedy Central gave him a raise

In response to Black resurfacing the issue, Metzger wrote she has "The Face A Dr Rebuilds For U After A Chimp Attack!"

Yet the most shocking part of all of this isn't merely finding out Metzger is in Schumer's employ (and, as we see in the photo below, her friend) — it's how she's responding to the public's discovery that he is.

We splashed too! Kurt metzger and mwa season 3! #splash #Channing #Jillian

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Several women have reported that after tweeting at Schumer about Metzger, questioning why he's yet to be reprimanded for his words, she responded by blocking them

As an outspoken feminist, we would've naturally expected Schumer to have a much different response to one of her writers hatefully mocking rape victims. Honestly, his words are the kind of the shit that should get you flat-out fired. Yet not only is Metzger yet to be officially reprimanded in any capacity, Schumer has elected not only to ignore her fans' concerns, but to prevent them from being able to voice them entirely. 

This woman says she's "devastated" that Schumer blocked her after she tweeted about the need for Metzger to be fired.

And other Twitter users have the receipts to prove Schumer blocked them, too.

Her response is not only disheartening — it's baffling AF.

Amy. Dude. What in the Goddess' creation is going on here?? 

How is it that Schumer, who has herself revealed her first time having sex was nonconsensual, isn't smacking Metzger, a clear rape apologist, down for this? At the very LEAST he deserves an official slap on the wrist, and his multitude of Facebook posts and tweets should be taken down. Yet, as of Wednesday afternoon (August 17), they remain standing. By not only remaining silent, but actually blocking her fans who are demanding that some kind of action be taken against Metzger, Schumer is essentially voicing her support of his messages. And that just seems unimaginable. 

We're not at all sure what's happening here, but we'll definitely be awaiting a more appropriate response from Schumer. Otherwise, her position as a supporter of women has just been taken down many, many notches. 

UPDATE (8/17/16 1:59 p.m.): Schumer finally addressed the situation in a tweet.

About time, Amy! 

Of course, this tweet condemning Metzger's words still doesn't explain why she thought it appropriate to block women on Twitter. It'll be interesting to see what other recourse he'll face now that Schumer has voiced her disapproval, or if this lone tweet will be the sole disciplinary action taken against him. This wasn't some singular gaffe on Metzger's part, and he sure doesn't seem contrite about it, either. A higher form of reprimand is definitely still needed. 

UPDATE (8/17/16 4:54 p.m.): Schumer tweeted about Metzger again, and what she's saying now is more confusing than ever.

In her second and latest tweet addressing the situation, Schumer claims Metzger *doesn't* work for her and *isn't* a writer on her show, so will everyone kindly bugger off? 

Yet on Metzger's IMDb page, he's listed as a writer on 39 episodes of "Inside Amy Schumer," including just this past season, as well as an actor on seven episodes. In fact — according to Metzger himself, at least — he's been with the show since it's beginning. In a Facebook post in December 2012, before the series' premiere, he wrote the show was "going to be funny I swear," and in the comments confirmed his position as one of its writers: "Yeah i wrote for it and im on it. im on one sketch actually." 

Maybe he no longer works for the show, but to operate off Schumer's tweet alone, it sounds like he never did. Some added clarification — a statement from the show's producers, perhaps, clarifying they no longer employ Metzger and thus his beliefs are not reflective of Schumer or her show — would be beneficial here. 

Meanwhile, Schumer continues to block Twitter users who tweet at her regarding Metzger. Even Roxane Gay, author of "Bad Feminist," is reporting having been blocked by Schumer, although for a different reason. 

"I guess I am in good company being blocked by Amy Schumer who I... don't even follow. Okay, girl." Gay wrote. She then went on to clarify: "I think she blocked me because I criticized her for being so vehement about not being plus sized when much of her comedy is... About size. I also said I enjoy her work, overall, which is why I cared to comment at all."

Now we know. Offer up a dissenting opinion, however respectfully phrased, to Schumer, and there's a good chance you'll be blocked for it.