Amy Schumer recently addressed the sexual misconduct allegations against her friend and fellow comic, Aziz Ansari. The 34-year-old comedian surprisingly defended the 36-year-old Master Of None star.
Amy said she believes that people don’t want to see his life ruined or “anything like that,” but that is where the average person’s mind goes. While appearing on the Katie Couric Podcast on the 1st of February, Amy asked, “did he deserve this?”
Amy stated it’s not about a person “deserving” a particular type of behavior, it’s about showing what kind of actions are acceptable and which ones aren’t.
With a surprisingly honest and insightful comment, Amy said women need to be more precise about their comfort levels and limitations.
She stated, “If you don’t lay your boundaries out,” then a woman is exposing themselves in a vulnerable way.
Amy said there shouldn’t be criminal charges against Aziz, but people need to understand that making other people uncomfortable is unacceptable. She said, “It’s not a crime, but it’s not cool.” However, it can still “mess with” a woman’s self-esteem.
As you may know, the anonymous woman who wrote an essay on Babe.net, detailed an encounter with Aziz and stated that he coerced her into oral sex.
According to “Grace,” they went back to his apartment, and it was there where the alleged incident took place. The woman claims she became “uncomfortable” and the actor didn’t notice or “didn’t care.”
The charges of misconduct against Aziz are just one of many in Hollywood in the last six months, with the most recent being that of Paul Marciano and James Franco. Celebrity Insider reported recently that James didn’t show up to collect his award for Best Actor because of the claims.