Bill Cosby’s decision to go forward with his scheduled appearances in Canada is turning into a PR nightmare for the aging comedian. Not only was the parking-lot surrounding his venue littered with protesters, inside the arena wasn’t any easier for the comedian.
Hecklers bought tickets and stood-up during his performance, chanting the words “we believe the women,” this was done during Bill Cosby’s third performance in Canada on Friday. This was scheduled to be his final event of his scheduled Canadian tour, and will most likely be his last event unless things miraculously change for the comedian.
After the chanting the same group of hecklers marched out of the theater in unison, Cosby asked his audience not to respond to the outbursts and to just let it end peacefully. This comes after over fifteen different women have come forward against Cosby, saying that they were sexually assaulted by the now 77 year-old comedian. The allegations vary in severity, some dating back more than twenty years.
Throughout the allegations Cosby has denied all of it, speaking mostly through his lawyer. It should be said that Cosby has not been charged with any crimes at this time. Cosby predicted the outburst at the beginning of his show stating, “Whatever happens here tonight, if there’s some sort of outburst, we just have to remain calm and things will be taken care of. It oughtn’t last that long,” he told the audience.
He also had a few kind words for his long-time supporters saying, “I want to thank all of you here tonight because you stayed with what you believed in.”