Amy Schumer Clashes With Anti-Fur And Women's Rights Protesters

Amy Schumer is facing a lot of different protesters this week.

On Aug. 17, 2016, animal rights activists disrupted a Schumer book signing in New York, reportedly because she once wore a coat produced by Canada Goose, a company that has been accused of animal cruelty. TMZ reports that Schumer initially tried to engage with the protesters to calm them down, but those efforts failed, and security eventually escorted the chanters out of the venue. A rep for Schumer, 35, told TMZ the "Trainwreck" star received the controversial jacket as a gift and stopped wearing it once she found out about the scrutiny surrounding its manufacturer.

But that wasn't the comic's only headache this week. A writer for Inside Amy Schumer came under fire for social media posts regarding rape. After a comedian accused of raping female comics was banned from the Upright Citizens Brigade—a renowned sketch-comedy and improv group—show writer Kurt Metzger took issue with social media's crucifixion of the alleged rapist, who has never been investigated nor charged by police. After numerous blogs debated Metzger's posts, and after many women tweeted Schumer asking her opinion, she finally responded.

"I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger," Schumer tweeted. "He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn't be more against his recent actions." She later added, "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."

Entertainment Weekly noted that Metzger is listed as a writer on the most recent season finale of Inside Amy Schumer, though her rep told Page Six, "He can't be fired, because he's not employed, as no one is. ['Inside Amy Schumer'] is not in production."