Her fourth season of “Inside Amy Schumer” was so politically shrill and unimaginative that it dropped from a season debut of 770,000 viewers to only 490,000 by its season end. Technically a fifth season has been picked up, but Schumer was tweeting out cryptic messages about it having a completely uncertain future.
Her newfound, if poorly developed, social justice tendencies are dictating her actions in troubling ways. In recent weeks, she absolutely trashed Kurt Metzger, a writer from her show, when he said sexual assault should be reported and prosecuted through official channels, instead of through the courts of public opinion. He made these comments because another comedian was banned from performing at certain venues because some women had informally reported he had sexually assaulted them.
A mob of feminists said Metzger was promoting rape culture by saying that women should report sexual crimes to the police. “Trying rape on social media is bad and has to stop. It’s not OK and this a ridiculous thing that keeps happening,” he said to The New York Times when that publication wrote a story about the mob outrage over his remarks.