They toured together in August 2015, both headlining the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival. And, in October the same year, they spent a weekend relaxing alongside actors Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Atlanta, Georgia. There were social media videos of pranks and drinking and walking a dog around town.
Schumer, 36, is a fierce feminist who has spoken publicly about being raped herself.
How was she going to reconcile the Ansari in that Babe.net article – someone who allegedly did not listen when his date asked to slow down – with Ansari the comedian? The feminist funny guy we all know – and Schumer knows best?
The account of Ansari’s alleged behaviour was divisive, some calling the incident “bad sex”, others “sexual assault”.
LISTEN: The Mamamia Out Loud team discuss Babe’s Aziz Ansari article, and the explosion that followed. Post continues.
Now, Schumer says she’s not going to defend her friend against the allegations.
“[Aziz has] been my friend, and I really feel for the woman,” she told Katie Couric’s namesake podcast, which dropped today, Los Angeles Times reports.