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.
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.
— Malin Österberg (@mosterberg) January 12, 2015
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.
— Gawker (@Gawker) January 12, 2015
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.