Thursday , January 23 2020

Bill Cosby’s reps respond to Eddie Murphy’s Saturday Night Live monologue by calling him a “Hollywood Slave”

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Eddie Murphy might have been welcome with open arms back to Saturday Night Live, but he appeared to have ruffled a few feathers.

In his opening monologue, Murphy speaks about how he has dedicated his life to his 10 kids.

“My kids are actually pretty much my whole life now,” Murphy said. “And you know what – if you told me thirty years ago that I would be this boring stay-at-home, you know, house dad, and Bill Cosby would be in jail? Even I would have taken that bet. Who is America’s dad now?”

Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, spoke publically about the comment and was published via Cosby’s Instagram account: “Bill Cosby became the first Black to win an Emmy for his role in I Spy and Mr. Cosby broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry, so that Blacks like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappell, Kevin Hart and et al., could have an opportunity to showcase their talents for many generations to come. It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby. One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave. Stepin Fetchit plus cooning equals the destruction of Black Men in Hollywood. Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming click bait. Hopefully, you will be amenable to having a meeting of the minds conversation, in order to discuss how we can use our collective platforms to enhance Black people rather than bringing all of us down together.”

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