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While most people have been celebrating Eddie Murphy for his much anticipated night on the latest Saturday Night Live, Bill Cosby‘s people are far from pleased as Murphy took a jab at Cosby during his opening monologue Saturday night.
“If you had told me 30 years ago that I would be this boring, stay-at-home house dad, and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I would have took that bet…who is America’s dad now?”
The fallen-from-grace actor and comedian famously coined himself as “America’s Dad” and his team failed to find the joke funny. So much so, that his publicist, Andrew Wyatt, released a very heated statement.
“It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby…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.”
He ended with extending an invitation to Murphy,
“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.”
Saturday night was the first time the father-of-10 took the SNL stage in 35 years. His opening monologue was also made special thanks to surprise cameos from Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, and Tracy Morgan. Resident SNL cast member Kenan Thompson also popped up in the show opener. newcomer and sensation Lizzo was the night’s music performance guest.
The 58-year-old has been very busy. In addition to the SNL appearance, he also signed a 70-million dollar deal special with Netflix, starred in Dolemite Is My Name, and announced Coming 2 America.
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