Eddie Murphy Explains Why He Refused to Impersonate Bill Cosby On Saturday Night Live Anniversary

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    Eddie Murphy wants to explain exactly why he opted out of impersonating Bill Cosby during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversaryearlier this year.

    In an interview with The Washington Post, Murphy shared that he felt there was "nothing funny" about making light of the once beloved comic legend.

    "It's horrible. If you get up there and you crack jokes about him, you're just hurting people. You're hurting him. You're hurting his accusers. I was like, 'Hey, I'm coming back to SNL for the anniversary, I'm not turning my moment on the show into this other thing.'"

    Shortly after the program aired, fellow SNL alum Norm McDonald revealed via Twitter that he wrote the sketch poking fun at Cosby, but ultimately Murphy grew uncomfortable with the material and opted out the sketch because he didn't want to "kick a man when he's down."


    In his interview with the paper, Murphy added that he "totally understood" why the late-night show wanted to cover Cosby in a sketch.

    "It was the biggest thing in the news at the time. I can see why they thought it would be funny, and the sketch that Norm wrote was hysterical."

    After hearing word that Murphy had decided not to perform as Cosby during the anniversary special, the beleaguered comedian spoke out in a statement obtained by NBC.

    "I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions," the 78-year-old said.

    The latest news surrounding Cosby's ongoing legal battles came last week, when a judge dismissed his attempts to throw out a libel lawsuit brought by three women who say he sexually assaulted them.

    The court proceedings will continue with depositions and written discovery beginning as early as within the next few weeks, meaning Cosby can and likely will be deposed.

    http://www.eonline.com/news/706074/...-cosby-during-saturday-night-live-anniversary
     
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    Bill's milky eye creeps me out.
     
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    Whew, i thought you were going to tell me this was a repost.
     
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    Milky squirts
     
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    *Consults the oracle* Repost!

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    Hey Bill,as Eddie once said;"have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up."
     
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    Is he ever going to go to jail? we all want him to go to jail for this.
     
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    Creepy.
     
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    Murphy's a good guy, few others would give a transvestite prostitute a ride home from Sunset Boulevard at 5 a.m. just out of sheer altruism.
     
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    This is the same guy who used to shit all over Cosby on SNL and his stand up specials.

    What a fucking douche canoe...
     
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    it looks like he might be getting a cataract
     
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    Yes, it does. Meanwhile, his whole eyeball looks like it's covered with a Kraft single wrapper.
     
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    I love you bro.
     
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    probably doesnt want to be seen as an uncle tom. hannibal burress got a lot of flak for doing cosby jokes
     
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    :wtf:

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    This has to be one the largest falls from grace ever. This guy was on the verge of purchasing CBS years ago and is basically having 40 years of showbiz being wiped out and the only thing he'll be remembered for is being a serial rapist.