Chris Rock Gets Real Candid On Bill Cosby & Ferguson
Here’s what the 49-year-old actor had to share with the mag:
On income inequality and class: “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets. If the average person could see the Virgin Airlines first-class lounge1, they’d go, “What? What? This is food, and it’s free, and they … what? Massage? Are you kidding me?”
On Bill Cosby: “I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I really do. I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it’s not true. It’s a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby.”
On what he would report on Ferguson if he was a journalist: “I’d do a special on race, but I’d have no black people. Here’s the thing. When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before.”
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Also pictured: Chris rocking a wool coat while visiting The Today Show on Monday morning (December 1) to promote his new film Top Five.