“I wish he wasn’t a rapist too. I am not sure why you feel the need to protect him,” Apatow told one Cosby defender.
“I always wonder why some people try so hard to not believe women who have been assaulted. What is the root of that?” he tweeted at another.
“Is Cosby only popular in Ontario Canada at this point?” Apatow wrote. “Do people still find him delightful after 30 accusers?”
Asked by one follower why he had an “obsession” with Cosby, Apatow quipped: “I guess it’s because guys who rape a lot aren’t cool.”
Cosby has never been convicted of any of the allegations against him, but the recent allegations threaten to permanently tarnish the reputation of one of America’s most beloved and powerful comedians.
Apatow’s outspokenness is rare among entertainment industry figures, who have remained largely silent on the allegations that have swirled around Cosby for years but have reached a fever pitch over the last several months.
“Almost nobody here will acknowledge that Bill Cosby has been accused of rape x30,” he said earlier this month.
Here’s a sampling of Apatow’s (many) tweets over the last several days: