Black-ish Creator Calls Out Judd Apatow for 'Obsessive' Cosby Rants

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In light of Bill Cosby's recent rape allegations, Judd Apatow has been adamant on Twitter about how much he detests the comedian. But Black-ish creator Kenya Barris finds the director's public tirades a little odd. Barris sent a series of tweets on Monday night, criticizing his peer for what he calls a "strangely obsessive" campaign against Cosby.

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Unfortunately, Barris' argument banks on the fact that Cosby could possibly be innocent. But he also carped on Apatow's seemingly one-dimensional portrayal of black men in his films (a valid point, though most of the men in those films are caricatures). Barris' tweets:

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Apatow does seem to choose his battles based on privilege, but Cosby is clearly fair game for criticism. Barris ended by complimenting Apatow:

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In response to a recent post on Jezebel (I think it was Tweet Beat) lots of people in the comments were wondering why Judd Apatow hasn't been calling out Woody Allen. On the face of it, both cases are similar in that neither Allen nor Cosby have been charged with the allegations, so what's the difference? Why all the vitriol directed at Cosby?

I have a theory and I suspect Mr Barris does too...