Tina Fey and Amy Poehler slay Cosby at the #GoldenGlobes

Show hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 11 2015. (Danny Moloshok, Reuters)

Show hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler arrive at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on January 11 2015. (Danny Moloshok, Reuters)

Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, known for their fusillade of apposite and hilarious one-liners, did not disappoint at this year’s Golden Globe awards. 

The comedic pair fired good-natured shots at fellow celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, to name a few. 

See: Our 2015 Golden Globes gallery, featuring some of the night’s big winners.

And then, in their typically feminist style, drove home the point that Amal Alamuddin can and should be identified as much more than just George Clooney’s wife.

But the most poignant portion of their delivery came when they launched a few missiles in the face of Bill Cosby and his multiple rape allegations.

The Cosby remarks polarised the audience, with some reacting with shocked gasps and others appreciating the pair’s total lack of inhibition.

Cosby recently made headlines again when he made light of the allegations – in possibly the most tasteless way ever – at a show in London, Ontario. 

A female audience member was seen leaving her seat and Cosby quipped, “You have to be careful drinking around me”. Many of his accusers have claimed that that he drugged them by spiking their drinks.

He was not safe from retaliation.
Poehler and Fey made reference to his insensitive comment and even went so far as to do a Cosby impression – a once sought-after and iconic voice to imitate ... Now, not so much, except of course when it contains content like this:

See it how you will, but their unwillingness to shy away from comment was necessary.

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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