Malcolm-Jamal Warner: ‘Cosby is Villanized’
Malcolm-Jamal Warner is best known for his portrayal of “Theodore Huxtable” on the classic television show The Cosby Show, and recently, the actor shared his opinion on the Bill Cosby sex-assault controversy.
The 45-year-old actor appeared on The Real Thursday, and expressed that he wants the show’s legacy to be allowed to continue when asked about networks deciding to no longer air reruns of The Cosby Show.
Warner also said that America is villainizing Bill Cosby, while giving a pass to Woody Allen.
“There is no one that has been calling for Woody’s movies to be pulled off the air,” he said. “Roman Polanski is still celebrated. Stephen Collins’ show still comes on. So it’s just interesting how it’s very unbalanced.”
Warner also made it clear that while he felt that there was a double standard being applied to how Cosby and Allen are treated regarding similar allegations, he is in no way defending the famed comedian.
“I am in no position to defend him, because I can’t. But nor will I throw him under the bus.”
Watch Malcolm Jamal Warner’s appearance below.