By Jared Jones
Quick, let’s do a little word association. Without giving it too much thought, give me the three first words that come to mind when I mention the name…Bill Cosby.
What did you come up with? Pudding? Jell-O? Ruuuuddyyy?!!!
How about RAPE?
Because in the case of at least a dozen women (allegedly), that last word would be the *first* thing they associate with he of the pudding pops and sweaters. You see, for how clean-cut of an image Cosby maintained on television each week between 1984-92, he was (allegedly) something of a horrific sexual predator once the cameras were turned off. Vulture has put together a handy little timeline of the allegations aimed at Cosby over the years, which range from vulgar to downright disgusting and the antithesis of what you’d expect from the family-friendly comic.
I say this not to shatter your image of the man behind one of the most groundbreaking and influential shows of all time, but rather, to give you a little insight into comedian Hannibal Buress’ scathing bit about Cosby — which was captured during a recent performance and has been making the rounds on the web over the past couple of days — in which he straight up calls Cosby a rapist with a “public Teflon image.”
We’ve thrown a video of his bit above, along with a transcription below.
Bill Cosby has the f—ing smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches. ‘I don’t curse onstage.’ Well, yeah, you’re rapist, so I’ll take you saying lots of motherf—ers on Bill Cosby: Himself, if you weren’t a rapist. I don’t know what I’m doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. Dude’s image, for the most part, it’s f–king public Teflon image. I’ve done this bit on stage and people think I’m making it up….That sh*t is upsetting. If you didn’t know about it trust me. When you leave here, Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That sh*t has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.’
People have been quick to defend Cosby while lampooning the Broad City star as “a hack” who “needs to bring others down to feel better about himself” and so forth, which is to be expected, as many of those same people are probably the ones who insist that Woody Allen is only an *alleged* pedophile despite the fact that, no, dude’s just a pedophile no matter which way you slice it. Funny how we will come to the aide of complete strangers if they can play make believe characters we enjoy, isn’t it?
We can’t imagine the drudging up of these claims will do anything to help Cosby’s upcoming sitcom, but then again, the man has achieved such a legendary status that he’s pretty much untouchable these days. (The women who happen to work with him, on the other hand, are anything but. Allegedly.)
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