In preparation for the standup comedy tour Bill Cosby has in the works, the comedian and popular 80s television day what set to participate in a chat with the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show and its host: Queen Latifah, but since scheduling-has canceled [rumors reporting those close to the show did not want the show associated with Cosby and his pending new rape allegations-other reports quote the shows reps as stating: “Mr. Cosby’s scheduled appearance on The Queen Latifah Show was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests.”
Well, either way, not that it was because of, but, the cancellation happened soon after stand up comic and Angry Birds star Hannibal Buress totally villainized Cosby during the his performance in Philadelphia, ascertaining Cosby [who is also known for selectively isolating Black people and Black America youth—quick to point out the errors in their ways from everything in how they talk, walk, act, and what black people subscribe to in life] has some nerve to criticize anyone-given the mounting number of rape accusations coming out of the woodworks from ghosts of Cosby’s past ‘til presently.
“Bill Cosby has the fcking smuggest old black man public persona that I hate: ” ‘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 raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches.”
Buress continues, mimicking Cosby: “’I don’t curse on stage’…but yeah, you’re a rapist!”
Buress, who’s written for 30 Rock and SNL
To date, Cosby has never been convicted but settled a lawsuit in 2006 with a 32 year-old woman named Andrea Constand-a former Temple U employee who claimed her drugged + sexually assaulted her at his home in 2004 in which, according to the courts documents, the woman’s attorney planned on bring thirteen other women forward to testify against Cosby, that too, have made similar allegations.
Although his Queen Latifah Show chat is canceled, that doesn’t mean his stand up comedy tour may not go on [which may be next to impossible to being able to survive the heckling most probably coming his way in lieu of even more recent allegations at a time like this, at that].
This week a woman named Barbara Bowman came forward with her story this past Monday, citing:
“He is a monster. He came at me like a monster. My hope is that others who have experienced sexual abuse will not be intimidated into silence by the famous, rich and powerful. If I can help one victim, then I’ve done my job.”
The woman, who claims to have been a teenager at the time, said after meeting Cosby, he was flying her round county to meet him and was putting her up in the nicest of hotels. According to her, things changed when she woke up vomiting clothed with nothing but Cosby’s t-shirt on-believing she was drugged and raped by him. The prelude to a kiss [goodbye] occurred around the time she was 19 where he sent her packing and on her way after a night in Atlantic City where he allegedly tried to rape her.
Sources say hours after Bowman came forward with her story, Cosby canceled a live show that was scheduled in Florence, Arizona.
For Queen Latifah however, the show must go on.
She is penciled in as the host of the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards.
Some celebrity guests scheduled to appear are , Reese Witherspoon, Ben Affleck, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Channing Tatum, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt and more.
Eclectic pop-funk artist Janelle Monae is scheduled to perform at the event which will air November 14 on CBS 8/7c. This is the first year the annual event (long considered the kickoff award show of the awards season) will be broadcast live for the first time.