Bill Cosby spokesperson accuses Eddie Murphy of selling out

After Murphy cracks joke on his client during 'SNL' monologue, representative for Cosby gets big mad

A spokesperson for Bill Cosby is big mad after Eddie Murphy took aim at the disgraced comedian's incarceration in his Saturday Night Live monologue.

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A spokesperson for Bill Cosby is big mad after Eddie Murphy took aim at the disgraced comedian’s incarceration in his Saturday Night Live monologue.

On Saturday, Murphy finally took the stage on SNL for the first time in 35 years to one of the most anticipated episodes in the show’s history. During his opening monologue. which is customary on the sketch comedy show, Murphy decided to use Cosby’s recent legal troubles as a punchline.

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“But if you would have told me 30 years ago that I would be this boring, stay-at-home … house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail,” Murphy said, “even I would have took that bet.”

The father of 10 then posed this question to the audience and at-home viewers alike in a hilarious impersonation of Cosby, “Who is America’s Dad now?”

In April 2018, Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004, CNN reported. He is currently serving a three to 10-year sentence.

Murphy’s joke was a hit to many, but there was one person in particular that did not find it funny at all; Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt released a statement on Sunday condemning Murphy’s comments.

“One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave.”

Wyatt also credited Cosby for paving the way for Murphy and other Black comedians and accused the SNL vet of “cooning.”

“Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions, and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming clickbait,” Wyatt’s statement said. “Hopefully, you will be amenable to having a meeting of the minds conversation in order to discuss how we can use our collective platforms to enhance Black people rather than bringing all of us down together.”

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, in spite of Wyatt’s criticisms, Murphy’s Saturday return brought in the highest ratings for SNL since 2017.

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