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Eddie Murphy Refused to Portray Bill Cosby on 'SNL 40' - Read the Explanation

Eddie Murphy Refused to Portray Bill Cosby on 'SNL 40' - Read the Explanation

This past weekend, Eddie Murphy‘s appearance on SNL 40 had many viewers upset that he did not bring back a classic character or tell jokes – and the reason is because the writers wanted him to portray Bill Cosby.

Former SNL cast member Norm MacDonald took to his Twitter to explain everything that went on behind the scenes at SNL 40.

“Among many other things, this show was to be the return of Eddie Murphy.” Norm wrote. “He knew the laughs would bring the house down. Eddie Murphy knows what will work on SNL better than any one. Eddie decides the laughs are not worth it. He will not kick a man when he is down.”

Read all of Norm MacDonald’s tweets inside…

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  • alorwa

    I just don’t understand; why it’s ok to make jokes on Cosby, but it wasn’t ok to talk about Woody Allen?!!

  • smmy33

    Man when he is down…… The guys accused of raping and drugging over 40 women . Probably many more who haven’t come forward

    Down , he should be in rotting jail, might go down as one the worst serial rapest of this century .

  • Jay

    Me neither, I don’t understand why no-one shunned him. Also Sean penn, he beat Madonna but no-one mentions it.

  • sky

    Other people should take this stance with celebrities who are struggling with drugs and alcohol abuse. Just think if we did the same for people like Amy winehouse they may still be alive today.

  • Meera

    Is nobody going to bring up the fact that maybe a better reason for them NOT to go through with a Bill Cosby sketch is because rape jokes aren’t funny at all?

  • neil adlington

    Everything CAN be funny. That isn’t the issue. The issue is Eddy Murphy decided that it is Bill Cosby who is sacrosanct, not rape.

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  • Jon M’Shulla

    Yeah, Eddie would have been a bit of a hypocrite if he did play Bill on SNL. After all Eddie, has his own past sex scandals to worry about. He was very boring on SNL though. “yawn”

    Bill Cosby rapes many, many women. He is a perverted, psychopathic rapist!

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Eddie was thinking …”if I do this they will bring up my own sordid past.”

    Or….. he who live in glass house…. dress in basement.