Actor and comedian Damon Wayans stopped by the Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club Friday morning to dish about his fellow comedians and his upcoming projects. But when the conversation turned to Bill Cosby, Wayans wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts–and it wasn’t pretty. AT ALL.
Wayans, who has called Cosby one of his comedic influences, defended the Cosby Show star against the dozens of rape allegations that have surfaced over the years, calling them “a money hustle” and labeling some of Cosby’s accusers “unrape-able” because of their looks.
“How big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?” Wayans asked. “If you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time…’ The first time? Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying and some of them really is unrape-able. You just look at them and go, ‘You don’t want that. Get outta here.’”
Many have called the onslaught of Cosby accusers a conspiracy to bring down a “good Black man,” and it appears Wayans agrees.
“You know what Bill Cosby did wrong? He started criticizing young Black men, and then he lost us, and so we’re not supporting him and they see that opening so now, you know what? ‘Attack him! Kill him!’” Wayans explained.
Though Wayans’ rant was bad enough, things got even worse when he offered Cosby some advice: divorce his wife Camille, give her his assets so victims can’t touch them, pop a Quaalude, and finally tell his side of the story.
“If I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink-wink, give her all my money and then I would go do a deposition. I would light one of them three-hour cigars. I’d have me some wine and maybe a Quaalude and I would just go off, because I don’t believe that he was raping,” Wayans offered. “I think he was in relationships with all of them and then he was like, ‘You know what? [I’m] 78. It don’t work like that no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all. Bye, bitches.’ And then they’re like, ‘Oh, really? Rape!’”
Wayans entire Breakfast Club appearance would have been funny if it wasn’t so disgusting. Instead of taking the diplomatic approach and just saying nothing–or supporting Cosby and leaving it at that–he chose to blast victims and regurgitate antiquated tropes that have been used to discredit sexual assault victims for years.
We’re thoroughly disappointed.
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