In an upcoming interview for the daytime chat show The Real, Malcolm-Jamal Warner offers up his critique of how the media is approaching the numerous sexual assault allegations facing his friend, co-star and mentor Bill Cosby.
Warner, who has spoken a bit before about the incredibly troubling claims associated with Cosby, suggested to the syndicated show’s panel that there’s been an “unbalanced” attitude to Cosby’s alleged crimes in comparison to a trio of white entertainers also associated with heinous actions.
“You just look at how the media is playing this whole thing out and I can’t help but think about Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Stephen Collins, who it’s very clear the crimes they’ve committed, but there is no one that’s calling for Woody’s movies to be pulled off the air. Roman Polanski is still celebrated. Stephen Collins’ show still comes on. It’s interesting how it’s very unbalanced.”
After Warner outlined his concerns about bias in Cosby’s treatment versus other celebrities, he stressed that this appraisal was not meant to be read as a defense of the comedian. The 45-year-old actor offered a diplomatic take on the scenario facing the man who played his sitcom father.
“I am in no position to defend him because I can’t. But nor will I throw him under the bus.”
The full interview is scheduled to air this Monday on The Real.
(via Page Six)