‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Speaks On Director’s Obsession with Bill Cosby
Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC sitcom Black-ish, hopped to Twitter to express his thoughts on director Judd Apatow’s feelings about Cosby’s scandal. The director/producer for The 40-Year Old Virgin and the Anchorman series replied to a Page Six tweet on Cosby’s private investigation with, “[email protected] they should remake the Cosby show with scenes of Dr. Huxtable doing what Cosby has been doing. A perfect show for FX.”
Barris, who calls Apatow’s constant jabs at the comedian “obsessive,” fired off a series of tweets directed to “one of his idols.” The writer prefaced his thoughts with the disclaimer that he does not support Bill Cosby before tweeting, “Where was ur #EricGarner #FergusonDecision #ICantBreathe #PakistanSchoolAttack #donaldsterling #3rdactoffunnypeople tweets?”
“It’s like ur getn some sick pleasure from watching a black man who meant so much for so many fall,” Barris fired at Apatow. He goes on to say, “I’m sorry 2 use a public forum to say this to 1 of my idols but I think it’s important to take a moment 2 say ‘we get it, Judd.'” Barris later goes on to praise the director, calling him a “genius, national treasure,” and “maverick,” but ended his rant saying that Apatow may “deservedly ruin my fledgling career.”
I don’t think there was anything wrong in what Kenya Barris said. It’s one thing to voice in on a topic and feel passionate about it, but it’s another to get too consumed and fixated on the lives of celebrities. Vixens, weigh in. Is Barris right?
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