“U know Bill Cosby?”: Celebrities Who Support The Embattled Comedian
Oprah and Jill Scott aren’t alone. These celebrities say they’ll always support Bill Cosby — even after decades of rumored rape allegations represented by 20 women so far.
Is this solidarity? Or do these celebrities deserve a collective SMH? Read on to find out just who has stood behind Bill Cosby and why.
Back in November, 46-year-old Actor Faizon Love expressed his misspelled support for Bill Cosby on Twitter.
Later, Faizon tried to Tweet more clearly about the subject:
“Let me be clear, I don’t support rape, but @billcosby has been convicted in the media & that is unjust as well #DueProcess.”
Did you catch this episode of The View? Whoopi disagreed with almost all of her co-stars when she said that she wasn’t ready to convict Bill Cosby without more proof from his recent accuser Barbara Bowman:
“Quite honestly, look, I’m sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something – it doesn’t matter now. The cat is out of the bag, people have it in their head. I have a lot of questions for the lady, maybe she’ll come on.”
Jill Scott has been under a lot of fire from her Twitter fans for supporting Bill Cosby despite the allegations.
Jill went on to Tweet,
“I’m respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER. From Fat Albert to the Huxtables”
We didn’t know Bill and Jill were that close. But one of Jill’s Twitter followers Tweeted back that personal legacies and relationships weren’t the point asking, “really Jill? Just how many women need to come forward for you to believe? A smooth 20?
A 20th woman has come forward, but we don’t think it changed Jill’s mind.
A lot of people have Bill’s back — whether he wants them to or not. Hip-Hop producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League jumped on the support-Bill bandwagon with this awkward Tweet.
And no, you didn’t read it wrong. They do seem to be suggesting that because Bill is famous, he should get a pass on (allegedly) assaulting former supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Things got even more uncomfortable when the trio responded to the folks who disagreed with them on Twitter by saying, “most of these people replying need to be raped by cosby.”
They later deleted the Tweet.
Speaking of nonsense, after claiming that brainwashed blacks are holding up the success of black people and defending Mike Brown’s killer, Charles Barkley also jumped to Bill Cosby’s defense…
Bill didn’t thank him either.
Cedric The Entertainer
When ET asked Ced what he thought of the allegations, he started by trying to take audiences to school on Bill’s legacy:
“Cosby is one of those legendary comedians. We all grew up on him and respect him not only as a comedian but [for] the things that he’s done outside of comedy with the colleges and giving back, spending his money where his mouth is.”
But the comedian finished by saying this:
“If the allegations have any truth, you want the truth to come out. That’s all you can really say man. It’s an unfortunate scenario”
Acting legend Ben Vereen put on his Spiritual Enforcer hat to cast a little old school shade on Cosby’s detractors by asking everyone watching ET to pray for Bill:
“Pray for Bill Cosby. Pray for the ones who are scandalizing him moreso. I love the man. I support you Bill… Aren’t there more important things to talk about in this world?”
We guess this is the interview equivalent of “bless their hearts.”
To no one’s surprise, Stacey Dash added her two cents on the most controversial side of things.
Jon “Bones” Jones
UFC champion Jon “Bones” Jones contributed his own bit of spare change by saying that even though he “never met” Bill Cosby, it seemed to him that Bill was too much of a “class act” to rape anyone.
Then he added that anyone that famous probably wouldn’t really have to rape anyone…
Bless his heart. Maybe Jon should have a seat and stick to boxing.
Poor Raven tried to stay out of it — until a satirical website posted an article that suggest she once filed molestation charges against Bill while she was on the Cosby Show.
Raven responded on Instagram by denying the allegations and asking everyone to “Keep me out of this!” We can’t say we blame her.
Does $20 million in donations buy you public support? That’s what a lot of people were asking after Spelman college announced that they were standing behind their benfactor Bill Cosby despite the allegations.
When the 20th woman, Judy Huth, came forward to accuse Bill of sexual assault, the comedy legend finally spoke out in his own defense — with a lawsuit.
Bill says that the $250,000 Huth asked him for back in October — to keep quiet about her allegations that Bill assaulted her when she was 15 — prove that she’s only after money.
Bill Cosby’s most recent biographer Mark Whitaker is being accused of co-signing Bill Cosby by writing about an “idealized” version of the comedian in Cosby: His Life and Times.
In order to distance himself from the allegations, Mr. Whitaker has made a public appology for not “aggressively” looking into the charges against Bill “at the appropriate time.” And adding, “If true the stories are shocking and horrible.”
Chris told Vulture magazine, simply,
“I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I really do. I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it’s not true. It’s a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby.”