Judd Apatow reacted to the pushback he’s received for being an outspoken critic of Bill Cosby and the former sitcom star’s supporters on Twitter during an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
When Meyers asked about the response his guest had received for continually trashing Cosby in wake of dozens of sexual assault allegations, the “Trainwreck” director expressed confusion over why his criticism is problematic.
“Some people say, ‘Why do you talk about it?’ Which is kind of like saying, ‘Leave the rapist alone,'” he said. “Aren’t we supposed to say we don’t like this?”
Apatow has been active in speaking out against Cosby on social media after dozens of women came forward accusing the TV dad of rape and sexual assault. “I guess it’s because guys who rape a lot aren’t cool,” he explained on Twitter at the time.
He has previously received backlash for his criticism, including from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, who called his reaction “strangely obsessive.”