April 4th, 2015 09:56 EST
It's a Moral Imperative to Heckle Bill Cosby
"A Baltimore City Paper reported that during his performance at Lyric, a heckler interrupted shortly after the 77-year-old started his set.
`Tell the one about how to get away with rape!` Michael Crook shouted.
Cosby told the crowd, who were clearly on Cosby`s side and yelled at Crook to sit down, to calm.
`We are here to enjoy my gift,` Cosby said. `We are not here to argue. Let those people speak. We will find them and ask them to leave.`"
Most media outlets that reported this story characterized the heckler as "rude", thus not so sublimely siding with the comic.
A heckler is inherently rude, or at least impertinent, it`s superfluous to refer to him as "rude." The reporters who characterized Crook as rude just want to hit you over the head with their belief that Cosby shouldn`t have been interrupted.
Nobody should be outraged or surprised that`s there`s a heckler in the audience at any comedy venue, especially if the comic on stage is accused of being a serial rapist.
It`s a moral imperative for anyone attending a Cosby performance to speak truth to power and heckle him about being a rapist; in fact it`s the only justifiable reason for attending a Cosby gig.
I could care less if a serial rapist thinks it`s not kosher for me to heckle him, somebody has to speak truth to power.