As a comedian, Mindy Kaling should be granted a bit more space to make politically incorrect statements. But, she may have gone too far and offended the wrong group of people with her comments about Bill Cosby on Wednesday night.
During a public conversation with Tina Fey at New York’s 92nd Street Y, Time says Tina asked Mindy a number of amusingly “inappropriate” questions. Among them was the “would you rather?” scenario of whether Mindy would prefer to sleep with Donald Trump or Bill Cosby.
“With Bill Cosby, you could sleep through it,” Mindy said.
The problem with that is it stands to upset the 50+ women who say they were drugged and raped by Cosby more than the actor himself. The way I see it, Mindy is lessening what they went through because they were able to “sleep through it.” Mindy’s answer is just getting publicized this morning, so we’ll see if there is any more backlash…
Some of the women who accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct are appearing in Cosby: The Women Speak, a special airing on A&E tonight at 9/8c.