Bill Cosby: I’m ‘far from finished with family, fun entertainment’

Bill Cosby

The world hasn’t forgotten about the ongoing Bill Cosby scandal. Almost every week, I spot a fresh set of allegations against the disgraced comedian. Vulture hasn’t wavered with their constantly updated timeline of developments, and this isn’t going away. Bill Cosby would love for it to disappear though. He does seem to have gained confidence after Eddie Murphy refused to play him on SNL40. Cosby’s had his fervent supporters all along, and he tried to manipulate the media. None of that changes the reality of the situation.

Cosby is a sexual predator who hides behind his “Hello friend” sweatshirts. This is what Hannibal Burress was getting at with his stand-up routine in the first place. Cosby refused to drop an f-bomb onstage and pushed a ridiculous family image to the public for decades. All along, he was drugging women and doing unspeakable things. Cosby’s still trying to push a G-rated appeal, as a new statement reveals:

As more women come forward with new accusations, disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is continuing to move forward with business as usual, and maintaining his silence on the scandal.

The Cosby Show alum, 77, released a new statement this week ahead of an upcoming comedy show, and chose not to directly address the now more than 30 women who have spoken out about the alleged sexual misconduct on Cosby’s part. Cosby is scheduled to perform a stand-up set in Lafayette, La., on Friday, Feb. 27.

While many of Cosby’s shows have been canceled due to protests and objections over his past, the formerly family-friendly star is still planning to play his show at the Heymann Performing Arts Center, and gave a now-rare statement ahead of the gig.

“Dear Fans: For 53 years you have given me your love, support, respect and trust,” he said in a statement through his PR team, which was obtained by Agence France-Presse. “Thank you! I can’t wait to see your smiling faces and warm your hearts with a wonderful gift – LAUGHTER. I’m ready!”

“I thank you, the theatre staff, the event organizers and the Lafayette Community for your continued support and coming to experience family, fun entertainment,” Cosby continued. “Hey, Hey, Hey — I’m far from finished. Sincerely, Bill Cosby.”

[From Us Weekly]

His attitude is disgusting. It’s even worse that people are still coming out to see his standup act. He cancelled some shows during the biggest wave of allegations, but ultimately, Cosby hasn’t suffered from this scandal in a financial sense. What a shame.

Bill Cosby

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  1. kS says:

    I never thought I’d see the day my first response to Bill Cosby was f$&! off.

  2. Cindy says:

    Oh F off Cosby.

    • Dubois says:

      I feel stabby when I look at him

    • joan says:

      What’s weird is that his defenders never talk about him DRUGGING women. Cosby has even joked about it on stage.

      You’d think even if they want to deny rape charges, they’d wonder about so many women telling a similar, but not identical, story about being drugged before being sexually assaulted.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Who still goes to see him? I’m just baffled by that. He has no shame.

    • Bridget says:

      I honestly do not understand why he keeps pushing like this. I get that control is a huge component of his crimes, but he is just DONE. There is no way he’s getting past this, and all he does it make it worse when he makes public statements.

      • belle de jour says:

        Some classic narcissistic + sociopathic behavior: he can’t see it, believe it or accept it when his ‘excessive charm’ or ‘special gift’ doesn’t work to either get him what he wants or out of trouble; he’s the real victim in all of this; he doesn’t have to play by the same rules; he can’t face the music of anyone who’s ‘caught him’ or ‘figured him out’; it’s ‘all or nothing’ when it comes to owning up to anything or any flaw; he’s entitled to what he wants, any way he can get it; complete & utter lack of sympathy or empathy…

      • lucy2 says:

        I wonder the same thing – he knows he did it, and now the whole world knows, why doesn’t he just go away? Every time he makes a statement like this, it just gives cause for people to sh!t all over him again (rightly so).
        But I think belle is right, there’s something else driving here. The thing that made him feel it was OK to do what he did is the same thing making him think he should still be out there promoting himself.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        THIS! All of THIS. I can’t help but find it fascinating that he continues to sincerely believe he is entitled….to attention, exposure, support, etc. Who would, under these circumstances – whether guilty or not – wouldn’t have the decency to take a step back in the wake of 20+ women who have detailed horrible if not traumatic experiences? Someone with absolutely no humility whatsoever – that’s who. He thinks he is omnipotent and deserving of whatever he wants. We are all here merely to praise and/or be used. He thinks he is a genius and that everyone wishes they were him. His wife is a servant with nothing to say he’d deem worthwhile unless it boosts his ego. She and his children are accessories so they better make him look good or else. He has no friends – only people he benefits from in one way or another. He puts on a front of a warm, caring person, but behind closed doors he is indescribably controlling, dominating, intimidating, and mentally and verbally abusive.

        I don’t believe anything his family says. I think their home was a constant ticking time bomb where everybody walked on egg shells and felt like sh!t about themselves.

    • Snazzy says:

      I don’t understand that either! Sickens me

    • Kitten says:

      It’s really appalling to me that he still has supporters.

      This is a man who DRUGGED and RAPED countless women while they were UNCONSCIOUS.
      Do people REALLY not see how sick that is? The only more disturbing that his behavior is the fact that people willingly turn a blind eye to it. Makes my stomach turn.

  4. Seapharris7 says:

    Never underestimate the power of denial

    • Santolina says:

      Like disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong, he’ll believe his own twisted self-delusions until his dying day.

    • Maria A. says:

      I’m beginning to suspect Cosby has a narcissistic personality disorder and possibly sociopathic too?
      Or he’s just suffering a case of total denial, but the clothes are off the emperor now and… oh well, too late now, Cosby.

  5. Allie says:

    Sounds oddly threatening…

  6. Honeybea says:

    I think there are a lot of sexual abusers who genuinely believe they have done nothing wrong and that they are entitled to do what they want. They don’t think like normal people. This is not an excuse of course.

  7. Lahdidahbaby says:

    Uhhh, can we put that to a vote, Bill? Cuz I think you’d have tons of free time then to bask in your delusions of glory and prepare your defense against the court of public opinion.

    Can’t believe I once adored him.

    But then, I was once a Woody Allen fan, too.

  8. minx says:

    He just doesn’t get the revulsion people have for him.

  9. Honeybee Blues says:

    What is wrong with his PR people, for crying out loud?!? Every statement up to this point has been beyond cringe-worthy, and now this criminally tone-deaf statement..W. T. F. I’m genuinely starting to wonder if Poe’s Law isn’t in play here. There is no other explanation.

  10. Syko says:

    I can’t even look at him any more. He totally disgusts me.

  11. Lisa says:

    Well, we’re done with you.

  12. Dr.Funkenstein says:

    (Done in my best Robert DeNiro Goodfellas) Oh, I think you’re done, Bill. Just a little bit. Done.

  13. trollontheloose says:

    There is no freaking way no one from his entourage didn’t know about it. In fact who is to say he didn’t have a ‘cleaner”?? I hope to God all the women who fell in his hands unite and launch a class action against this rapist. how come Hollywood look the other way? how come his fans can accuse 20+ women be in it only for money? i am pretty sure if it had been the case many of the victims would have done so when the rape occured. Just because someone gives some donations and gives lecture about whatever topic about the black community doesn’t mean is a saint. He is a wolf. Some cops are killers, some anti driving while drunk will drink and drive and text. For some they craft they personae so well they like the french say “on lui donnerait le Bon dieu sans concession” meaning he looks so innocent like a newborn white sheep. it’s tiresome to see so many crimes unpunished. He could serve crap to his fans and they still would believe him if he says it’s gourmet chocolate. our society has lots to go still.. NFL rapists, Jimmy Saville, english lords that abuse underage girls, Dominique Strauss Kan and this and so many others this is just incredible that people revere any celebrity.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I’m guessing/hoping the vast majority of his “fan-base in denial” are older people of his generation and that they’ll all be dropping like flies soon – Guessing they’re going to be leaving this world soon and Hoping they’re his generation as I’d like to think my generation is not so blind.

  14. noway says:

    I have a request can we stop with the crazy smile Bill Cosby picture from 30 years ago. Knowing what is going on now it is beyond creepy!!!

    Second, I just want him to go away completely. There appears to be no way to get justice for anyone, civil or criminal. He is 77 retire completely and please have him stop speaking. Hopefully it is a bit of a cautionary story for women, and now that times have changed a bit, they realize it is important to report all sexual assaults in a timely manner, and see it through to help stop someone like this. That is the only good I can see, but now I am so done with this story. If we can’t progress beyond the media sites, I really want this story to go away now. It is depressing in so many ways.

    • Kitten says:

      “Hopefully it is a bit of a cautionary story for women, and now that times have changed a bit, they realize it is important to report all sexual assaults in a timely manner, and see it through to help stop someone like this.”

      How about MEN need to learn that women’s bodies are not theirs to be taken?

      • Chica says:

        Hear hear!!

      • Jay says:

        Sure, that’d be ideal, and it’s an issue we should actively work on… but in the meantime, it is a cautionary tale. Nothing wrong with a little realism.

      • noway says:

        Well that is obviously true, but I can’t see how this story is going to make any rapist or abuser stop or even think twice. Cosby still has millions, spent most of his life with adulation, and only at 77 is he getting any backlash, and really no concrete punishment available. Let’ s be honest even if the laws change he’ll long be gone. Unfortunately, there will always be abusers, and I was just trying to find a shred of a plausible silver lining, as there really isn’t any. Sorry if I offended anyone.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        You don’t offend me. There is definitely something to be learned from all of this. And let’s hope that at least a handful of young women out there right now who might be wavering between wanting to trust and listening to their instincts, or who might be maintain silence out of self-imposed shame, will make the better decisions. That’s not victim-shaming. That’s wanting to protect all our sisters out there, have our sisters protect themselves and each other – because we love them.

        And it is tiresome and frustrating reading week after week that this monster is still supported and seemingly thriving. We aren’t seeing any justice. His victims have had no justice! I do hope opening up about what happened to them has given them all some iota of closure. Aside from that, seeing a habitual sexual abuser living like Liberace evokes a level of anger there are no words for. So much so it affects us physically and is literally nauseating.

  15. CatJ says:

    A local news reporter caught up to him leaving the stage door of a recent show. The reporter caught Bill’s attention, and then asked him “Did you have a good show? Was it consentual?”
    and Bill said “Ha Ha”.

    Bill Cosby makes my stomach hurl.

  16. Jag says:

    Gary? Glitter – a glam rocker – was just sentenced to something like 15 years in jail for sexual misconduct with minors back in the 70′s and 80′s, so I still hold out hope that Cosby will eventually see jail time.

    Cosby, you’re disgusting!

    • noway says:

      Unfortunately, that was in the UK, and the guy lives there. I doubt Cosby’s lawyers will let him leave the country anytime soon.

  17. NGBoston says:

    Eff You, Bill Cosby! Take your stupid ‘Hello Friend’. Sweatshirts and rapist slippers off stage permanently and have a seat. The entire Comedy Stand-Up Circuit has known about your sickness for years, as well as your Wife, Camille, who for some disturbing reason, has chosen to stay with you and look the other way.

    No one believes you— In the words of Samuel Jackson “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”.
    America is no longer buying the family Dr. Huxtable act! Screw you…RAPIST!!

  18. Stacy says:

    I can’t believe his wife just turns a blind eye. It seems to me she had to have known at some point in all these years with all these victims. It reminds me of stories of Jerry Sandusky’s wife who literally ignored cries and screams coming from their basement when her husband was raping young boys and afterwards just smiled and held her husband’s hand at his trial.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I read everything about Sandusky. He is a pedophile and his wife is simply in denial because she is codependent.

      Cosby, IMO, is a “narcissist with grandiosity” and a psychopath. His wife is a servant/fan-girl/accessory. That is all.

  19. I Do Say says:

    I’m finished with YOU Bill Cosby. Done and Done…..

  20. jwoolman says:

    Oh, Bill. Yes, you are.

  21. Hibbccdv says:

    Please slink away, you serial rapist.

  22. Denise says:

    It’s awful he’s still out there, making money and getting support. But deep down he knows that he’s going to die disgraced, exposed for the monster he is. He’s not winning.

    • deehunny says:

      At least they cancelled his upcoming family show that was going to premiere. A little bit hurting financially.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Yup and I think he will be hurting financially before this is over. He may never be a pauper, but I would be willing to bet he won’t be living as lavishly as he has been accustomed to. He hasn’t maintained his entire previous fan-base. He is losing shows, endorsements, commercials, and even the support of some of Hollywood. Most stay mute/neutral bc it isn’t in their best interest to take position, but that doesn’t mean they’re supportive. I hope beyond measure that he loses money and admiration even if only on a low level. Something. Give me something.

  23. Caz says:

    Cosby is done. And he can take his crappy “Cosby sweater” with him too.

    Joining the chorus, after all those years of being hoodwinked, thinking he was awesome on The Cosby Show, I can’t put into words the extent of my revulsion and contempt for him.