Hannibal Buress: Google ‘Bill Cosby Rape’
Earlier in the year, Tom Scocca wrote an awesome piece for Gawker reminding everyone that Bill Cosby has a history of serious rape allegations that’s been neatly swept under the rug despite being a matter of public record. A week later, one of Cosby’s accusers did an interview with Newsweek along with dropping the bombshell that were at least 12 other alleged victims involved in the 2005 lawsuit. And yet the only traction any of this gained was a brief flare-up in the press because it happened right in the middle of Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow’s open letters in the New York Times. Except one person who did take notice is comedian Hannibal Buress who decided to use this information to a take a shit in Bill Cosby’s own backyard during a standup show in Philadelphia. Via PhillyMag.com:
“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fuckin’ smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “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 guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns,” Buress says later. “I’ve done this bit on stage and people think I’m making it up…. when you leave here, google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ That shit has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.'”
The good new is as of noon EST, Hannibal Buress is one the top three trending topics on Facebook. Which would be encouraging if the other two weren’t a Banksy hoax and a real, working hoverboard that’s already in the top spot because I mentioned it was Facebook, right? Fortunately, I have a solution:
BILL COSBY RAPED A WOMAN IN A DELOREAN.