Sometimes I find myself feeling like as a human species, we’ve certainly plumbed the depths of human stupidity and ignorance, and there’s no way we can really go any lower. We’re at rock bottom here, right? But then someone – usually a public figure – says or does something so colossally boneheaded that I’m forced to reevaluate that idea and realize that, no, we can always get dumber and more horrible. Such is the case with Damon Wayans, who spoke up in the defense of habitual rapist and sexual assaulter Bill Cosby. You see, Damon thinks the 40+ women who have accused Bill of rape (and whose accusations have pretty much been confirmed by Bill himself in that fateful deposition that’s gone public) just want his money, and hey – those bitches are unrapeable, anyway!
From Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club:
“I just don’t believe it. I think it’s a money hustle.”
“If I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink-wink, give her all my money, and then I would go do a deposition. I would light one of them three-hour cigars. I’d have some wine and maybe a Quaalude, and I would just go off, because I don’t believe that he was raping.”
“Listen, how big is his penis [that] it gives you amnesia for 40 years? And some of them, really, is unrapeable.”
I… truly don’t know where to begin. I’m curious (though horrified regardless of answer) what Damon believes makes a woman “unrapeable”. Is it her level of attractiveness? What she’s wearing? Honestly. And I love the defense that you wouldn’t have “amnesia” for 40 years. When has any single one of these women said, “Oh, I only just remembered – totally just popped back into my head that Bill Cosby raped me!”??? None. They’ve been silent because they knew they would be treated the way that Damon and so many others have treated them in the wake of their accusation. Fuck Damon Wayans, man.