Chris Rock has always been one of Bill’s biggest fans, but in a new interview with ‘New York Magazine’ on December 1, he revealed that he feels like the world has lost Bill Cosby… or at least the Bill people knew and loved.
The 49 years old, is pretty speechless about Bill’s rape allegations scandal, even though the 77-year-old comedian has denied any truth to them.
“I don’t know what do 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,” Chris said.
Rock has become the first comedian to admit that it’s been “a weird year for comedy.” Between the deaths of comedy legends Joan Rivers and Robin Williams, and now with the rape allegations surrounding his idol Bill Cosby Chris admits that he feels like a big part of Bill has been lost too.
“It’s been a weird year for comedy,” Chris continued. “We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby.”
Chris also said of his idol that early on Bill was disdainful towards him, “but he turned pretty quick”.
“I looked up to the comedy legend with a lot of respect, as did many others, but that respect has now been shattered and it feels like Bill is gone.”