Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Eddie Murphy Gets Love From Bill Cosby for Rejecting ‘SNL 40’ Skit

Eddie-Murphy-Bill-Cosby.*Bill Cosby hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Eddie Murphy, but the embattled comedian took a moment to express his appreciation after Murphy refused to portray him on last week’s “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special.

“I am very appreciative of Eddie, and I applaud his actions,” Cosby said through a spokesperson, NBC News reported.

According to reports, Murphy was supposed to play Cosby during an “Celebrity Jeopardy!” parody that also featured Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Kate McKinnon and Norm Macdonald, who co-wrote the skit.

In a series of tweets, Mcdonald detailed Murphy’s reason for not participating in the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” skit. Although he considered the idea of portraying Cosby at first, McDonald revealed that saying that Murphy changed his mind the day before the “SNL” special, saying he felt “uncomfortable.”

“He knew the laughs would bring the house down,” Macdonald tweeted, as he noted that Murphy ultimately decided “the laughs are not worth it. He will not kick a man when he is down.”

Murphy’s rejection of the skit resulted in current “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson filling in to portray Cosby in the skit. The refusal is especially notable, considering that Cosby criticized Murphy back in the day for his use of profanity in the 1987 comedy concert film “Raw.” In 2010, Cosby later denied the beef, saying that he was criticizing Murphy for his treatment of a heckler.

Cosby’s remarks to Murphy are the latest in a string of developments involving the entertainer, who is facing a severe backlash after roughly 30 women came forward with sexual assault and drugging accusations spanning over the last four decades.

The situation has taken its toll professionally on Cosby, with NBC putting the brakes on a comedy he was set to star in as well as Netflix postponing a comedy special featuring him that was scheduled to premiere last year over the Thanksgiving holiday.

In addition, Cosby’s touring engagements for his standup comedy show have been met with a series of cancellations and ticket refunds.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Great Eddie.

    Many of the Bill Cosby allegations are from dubious sources. “In an interview on The Howard Stern Show in 2007, Bill Cosby accuser Janice Dickinson admitted to having sex with over 1,000 men.” (PalZoo.net)

    What sort of woman has sex with over a thousand men, and goes on television to brag about it?

  2. I am a black male who knows what he was at birth, knows what he is in life, and knows where he is going, and while I dont judge a persons actions in response to scandal, I do judge cowardliness. I wont put any of Cosbys accomplishments into the fire for what he has done to help African Americans to show our talent and ability, but I wont protect a “RAPIST!!!!”. I dont care who it is! All of his contributions to the race have been “COMPLETELY” erased, and I wont support his actions, nor protect him from the media. Dont tell me a single word about why I should give him one more chance!!! Let me tell you something! I am a child of a rapist. I lived my life knowing that my father raped innocent children and will be put away for the rest of his life, and do you know how I feel?!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I need to apologize for the damage my father did to innocent kids!!! I feel angry that he wasnt given the death penalty!!!! Dont tell me to wait and see if Cosby is cleared of all wrong doing!!! Tell me how the women, like my mother, deserved to be ignored, and how my sisters have to suffer the shame of knowing what my own father did to them as well as kids in my neighborhood. What good is praise given by a sex offender? Murphy might be hiding his own sexcapades ( the transsexual he picked up) but he has no right to cover up the despicable acts someone else committed.

    • It takes a strong man to live and go through that hell, I know it has been the hardest thing that you do. My prayers will be for you and your sisters. I do not you or your sisters, And btw I AM a white male. With all this hurtful pain and stuff that these grown men are doing OUR children. There should be NO pity on them. ONES who do this to our children and also to the Elderly should be taken out back….. case solved

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