CLOSE
Leave a comment
PLAY AUDIO

 

Bill Cosby laid low for a while after those old allegations of rape resurfaced, but lately he’s been trying to make a go of it.

Even after at least 15 venues cancelled his appearances, Cosby showed up at the ones that did not and was welcomed by his audiences with open arms.

His PR people even sent out press releases touting how thrilled people were to see him do comedy again.

Then reality set in.

Women began showing up at his events with signs reading ‘Bill Cosby is a rapist.’

A few days ago in Canada a man interrupted his show screaming, “We believe the women.”

Heckler: “We believe the women. (boos) We believe the women.”

Cosby:  Stop, stop.

Heckler:  “We believe Cosby.”  (Applause)

Cosby continued on with the show, but the yelling didn’t stop.

He begged supporters in the audience not to engage the hecklers.

Cosby- “We’re going to continue with our show.”

Heckler- “You arrogant piece of sh!t.”

Cosby- “Stop.  No, no don’t do this. Please.

Heckler- “You arrogant piece of sh!t.”

Cosby- “No, no. Stop. Stop. It’s alright.  It’s alright.”

But is it alright?

After reading and seeing the reports in the news I had been wondering the same thing.

Why is this 77-year old man, who has all the means in the world, putting himself out there to be ridiculed in front of a live audience – with the video bound to go viral on line?

At the same moment I turned on the TV and The Wendy Williams Show was on.

Wendy Williams: “No it’s not alright and I’m gonna tell you why. See this is to me where kids come into the fray. See, this is the time when you give your father the hook like the Apollo right, where you pull him off stage and you sit down and you stage an intervention.  I’m not counting on Camille, the long suffering Camille Cosby, his wife to do it.  But it’s up to the daughters, you know, modern, modern people.”

Bill Cosby has had a long career.

His lawyers are no doubt advising him to stay quiet, meaning he can never address the allegations, meaning there’s little opportunity for vindication.

His sold out shows are proof that there are people who want to hear Bill Cosby do stand up, but there are probably more right now who want him to sit down.

Why would he even put himself through the trouble?

Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

 

Also On Black America Web:
Find Out What Your Favorite Celebs Did On Instagram (08/04-08/10)
10 photos

11 thoughts on “Don Lemon: Should Bill Cosby Say No To Stand Up And Sit Down?

  1. He is being ridiculed but he is also being love by many folks (look he is still selling). I think the average person does NOT care because it been so long but we give the few folks like that heckler the attention. Look I do not blame him if I think I am innocent, I will continue on with my life. And lets be real, when you famous even when the courts PROVE you are innocent, there will still be some folks who want to believe you are guilty for whatever reason. So you doom if you do and you are doom if you do not.

  2. No, Cosby should NOT sit down. this is what gets me. A person can be accused and some folks expect that person needs to sit down or lay low while the folks who are accusing and people who THINK they know the person is guilty can go on and say what they want when the FACT of the matter NO ONE KNOWS. SO until it is PROVEN IN COURT on what the TRUTH is, Cosby can go on.

  3. Stephen Collins, best known for his role as family man and minister Eric Camden on the WB’s 7th Heaven for 11 seasons, has apparently confessed to molesting and exposing himself to several underage girls in a secret recording obtained by TMZ. The audio, which is extremely disturbing, was recorded at a therapy session with his wife, Faye Grant. The NYPD is currently investigating the situation.

    Reports indicate Collins made the admission sometime in 2012, when he and Grant were in a messy, prolonged divorce. The couple had gone to a therapist to work through the situation after Collins wrote a “disclosure” admitting the exposures, and Grant taped the admission. In California, it is legal to record a conversation in secret in order to gather evidence against a violent felony. Via TMZ:

    You hear Collins flatly confess to molesting an 11-year-old New York girl — a relative of his first wife — saying, “There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis.” He also acknowledges exposing himself to the girl “a couple of times” … he says when she was 11, 12 and 13.

    Grant asks, “When you exposed yourself … did you have an erection?” He responds, “No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe I think.”

    Grant then inquires about other girls. Collins mentions an L.A. girl who lived in their neighborhood, but says he tried righting the wrong by apologizing to her years later.

    And then they talk about yet another girl. It’s incredible … Collins has trouble keeping the girls straight, but then he gets clear and confirms the incident. We’re told this girl was also from New York and was between 12 and 13 at the time.

    The NYPD has apparently been in possession of the tape for some time, with detectives having made their way to L.A. last week to question Grant. As the tape indicates, the NYPD told TMZ that there are “at least three” victims, and they are investigating “inappropriate contact with minors.”

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/7th-Heaven-dad-Stephen-Collins-confesses-child-molestation-on-tape.html#8LrxAOY2lh7agLdl.99

  4. mark Wilson on said:

    don lemon Cosby no crime proved…give it up but here is one:

    no two:
    Stephen Collins, best known for his role as family man and minister Eric Camden on the WB’s 7th Heaven for 11 seasons, has apparently confessed to molesting and exposing himself to several underage girls in a secret recording obtained by TMZ. The audio, which is extremely disturbing, was recorded at a therapy session with his wife, Faye Grant. The NYPD is currently investigating the situation.

    Reports indicate Collins made the admission sometime in 2012, when he and Grant were in a messy, prolonged divorce. The couple had gone to a therapist to work through the situation after Collins wrote a “disclosure” admitting the exposures, and Grant taped the admission. In California, it is legal to record a conversation in secret in order to gather evidence against a violent felony. Via TMZ:

    You hear Collins flatly confess to molesting an 11-year-old New York girl — a relative of his first wife — saying, “There was one moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis.” He also acknowledges exposing himself to the girl “a couple of times” … he says when she was 11, 12 and 13.

    Grant asks, “When you exposed yourself … did you have an erection?” He responds, “No, I mean, no. Partial, maybe I think.”

    Grant then inquires about other girls. Collins mentions an L.A. girl who lived in their neighborhood, but says he tried righting the wrong by apologizing to her years later.

    And then they talk about yet another girl. It’s incredible … Collins has trouble keeping the girls straight, but then he gets clear and confirms the incident. We’re told this girl was also from New York and was between 12 and 13 at the time.

    The NYPD has apparently been in possession of the tape for some time, with detectives having made their way to L.A. last week to question Grant. As the tape indicates, the NYPD told TMZ that there are “at least three” victims, and they are investigating “inappropriate contact with minors.”

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/7th-Heaven-dad-Stephen-Collins-confesses-child-molestation-on-tape.html#8LrxAOY2lh7agLdl.99

  5. Osvaldo on said:

    Absolutely sit down, it’s sad to imagine that a man who entertained us and came into many family’s homes through television, could think that
    these women were weak and would not have the courage or even
    dare to confront him or voice their truth.  It makes me
    sad to think of what his idea of a woman is:  weak,
    easy, sexual objects that he can use as and when he wishes.
     Bill Cosby you took advantage of these women and really
    crossed the line. The truth always comes out and there are
    always consequences to the choices and actions we take.

    • And you know all of this HOW? SHOW ME YOUR FACTS, NOT opinion. You do not know a bit more about this situation than the next person.

  6. No, he can book his shows, and whoever wants to see him can see him. I think personal life is separate from career. He is an entertainer. Paid to entertain. We come down so hard on our people. Look at Woody Allen, his career blossomed after he molested his adopted daughter then married his adopted daughter. disgusting

    • I agree. And look at Collins, no more about him and it is PROVE for a FACT that these men did what they are accused of doing. Woody married his own adopted daughter. All I say PROVE it. yes, I know powerful men can use their power BUT I also know powerful famous men are target and some folks will do anything to bring them down. So what it the FACTS. We do not know and because we do not know, Cosby should NOT stop working if he feels he is innocent. If he is guilty, it should be PROVEN.

  7. I said it. on said:

    Bill isn’t the arrogant asshole. The people who feel that they have a right to interrupt the show for those having a good time are. If O pay to heat Cosby, I want to hear Cosby and not hecklers who needs to find their own platform.b these people are trampling on people’s personal rights to see, say, and believe what they want. Most don’t see what’s coming.

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s