The famous comedian, who has been silent ever since the allegations resurfaced, says he expects the Black media to be neutral in their reporting.
“Let me say this. I only expect the Black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” he told the New York Post’s Page Six.
It’s ironic that the comedian who in recent years had consistently been one of the Black community’s biggest social critics, attacking the way many Black people act, walk and talk, is asking not to be judged by Black journalists.
In the past, Cosby has scolded poor Black families for how they raise their kids and spend their money. He said that Black people needed “to do a better job” and “hold each other to a higher standard.”
To date, at least 23 women have publicly accused Cosby of sexual misconduct or abuse, according to CNN’s count. The comedian has had to cancel some of his tour dates and refund money to ticket buyers,since the accusations resurfaced. He resigned from his position on the board of trustees at Temple University.
Cosby, who has been asked multiple times, still refuses to comment on the allegations themselves.
In an interview before a sold-out performance in Melbourne Fl., Cosby said that he doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.
“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos,” he told Florida Today. “People should fact-check.”
Some celebrities have expressed their support of Cosby, such as Jill Scott and Ceelo Green.