Bill Cosby's Creepy Rape Joke Shows He Still Does Not Get It
Comedian Bill Cosby has been in hot water, facing numerous of allegations of rape and sexual abuse. During a performance at Budweiser Gardens in London, Cosby chose not to seriously address these accusations but instead make a joke about them.
During his show, a woman got up to go to the lobby. Cosby asked her where she was going and she said she was going to purchase a drink. Cosby responded: “You have to be careful about drinking around me.”
Most of the audience laughed and appluaded, but one member was not amused. He shouted that the comedian is a rapist. The man was removed from the theater by police, and was loudly booed as Cosby responded, “No, no, stop.”
Later Cosby said in a statement: “Dear fans: one outburst but over 2,600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist for humankind. Laughter. I thank you, the theatre staff (Budweiser Gardens), the event organisers and the London, ON community for your continued honour and support. I’m far from finished.”
Cosby has a number of appearances scheduled in the coming months.
The comedian faces numerous allegations of drugging and raping women over the decades, all of which he has denied. He has never been charged.