Larry Wilmore Went Off On Bill Cosby
Comedy Central’s replacement for The Colbert Report debuted this week, and it’s The Nightly Show which stars a black guy, so I can already hear the PC alarms going off in your tiny dicks. Anyway, last night Larry Wilmore dedicated an entire episode to how it’s fucking ridiculous not to think Bill Cosby wasn’t raping women, and because I’m completely butthoused with this relaunch, I’m going to defer to him, so at least somebody’s not letting this story fade away like it did in 2005 when 14 accusers apparently wasn’t enough to keep America’s attention. USA! Via Time:
“Is it just because they’re women?” Wilmore asks, hitting the nail on the head. “Because I would say enough have come forward. The current tally stands at 35 women. How many more do we need? That’s like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every U.S. President from George Washington to John. F Kennedy.”
Wilmore did give the other perspective some airtime.
“Let’s consider for a second that Cosby didn’t do it,” he said. “Okay, we’re done.”
During a panel discussion, Wilmore also shot down the cop-out excuse of “innocent until proven guilty.” Via Jezebel:
Later, during the panel segment (clip below), blockhead comedian Keith Robinson completely misses the point of why it’s important to believe these women, saying, “I just think we’re going too hard on Cosby. We’re already acting like we know that he did it.” K, guy.
Wilmore, however, retorts with common sense: “This is the court of public opinion and this is my show.” I’m pretty sure he then says, “That nigga did it,” but it’s bleeped out. “The proof is common sense, for Christ’s sake,” he adds. “We don’t have to turn our brains off just because the law says we’re not supposed to make assumptions.”
In morons’ defense, these women could have just as easily bucked societal trends, drafted comprehensive rape laws that didn’t exist in the 70s, and traveled over a decade into the future to bring back DNA testing, but they didn’t which proves they’re lying golddiggers who had sex with Bill Cosby then felt bad about it when they didn’t get famous. All 35 of them. With eerily similar stories. It happens all the time.
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