Damon Wayans is under fire for shocking comments he made while defending Bill Cosby amidst his sex scandal. Fans are slamming Damon, who called some of Bill’s sexual assault accusers ‘unrapeable’ and said the scandal is simply a ‘money hustle.’
Damon Wayans, 55, is getting blasted on social media over jaw-dropping remarks he made on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club radio show on Sept. 4 while speaking about the Bill Cosby, 78, sex scandal. After calling some of Bill’s accusers “b**ches” and “unrapeable,” Twitter exploded with criticism aimed directly at Damon.
In the interview, Damon said that he didn’t think Bill raped his accusers. He believes Bill was in a relationship with the women. He also questioned why the women waited so long to come forward. “Oh, really? Rape. Forty years — listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?” Damon said.
“And some of them, really, is unrapeable,” he continued. “I look at them and go, ‘No, he don’t want that. Get outta here!’ Look, I understand fame. I’ve lived it. Women will throw themselves at you. They just want be in your presence. There’s some that innocently will come up there, but not 40-something women. They’re not that naive.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted to those shocking statements:
Heard what Damon Wayans had to say about Bill Cosby’s victims. HATED IT!
— Joe See? (@inturnaround) September 6, 2015
@DamonkWayans You want to know why some victims wait 40 years to come forward? Because of people like you and responses like yours.
— Hannah (@HFAlberstadt) September 6, 2015
Really Damon Wayans? Disappointing. — Kristopher R (@cheesehead1976) September 6, 2015
Ugh, someone needs to go get Damon Wayans and have a chat with him about sexual violence and its root in power issues. — Mariah Huehner (@TiredFairy) September 6, 2015
— XAVIER (@lovexaviermusic) September 6, 2015
Has Damon Wayans just not followed the news for the past year
— Pemberton Periwinkle (@Arithered) September 6, 2015
Damon Wayans just came out of the moron closet. And I thought he just played one in the movies — D. David (@dd_nyc) September 6, 2015
Damon also said in the interview that his heart goes out to any and all women who were allegedly raped by Bill. “For anyone who was raped by Bill Cosby, I’m sorry,” he said. After the interview went viral, he tweeted: “Stop twisting my words. Watch the entire interview before u condemn me!”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Damon’s comments? Do you think he was joking? Let us know.
— Avery Thompson