Bill Cosby gets standing ovation in Kitchener

By Alexandra Heilbron on January 8, 2015 | 9 Comments

Bill CosbyAlthough there was a small group of protesters outside the Centre in the Square in Kitchener where Bill Cosby was performing last night, the show went off without a hitch. Some people may have opted not to come, as the auditorium was approximately 75 per cent full, but there were no hecklers as anticipated.

Cosby did not at any time during the show address the sexual abuse accusations that have been made against him, although he earlier made a statement asking audience members not to engage with hecklers. There was also an audio recording to that effect before the show began.

Audience members told the media they attended because the accusations are circumstantial and Cosby has not been charged with anything. Cosby performs tonight in London and his final show in Ontario will be in Hamilton on Friday night.



Comments & Discussion

  1. Ingrid • January 8, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

    It’s not Canadian to be rude to visitors to our country who have not been charged with a crime. I’m glad it went off without a hitch, despite the small group of screaming women who have condemned him when there’s no proof, only accusations.

  2. Kris • January 8, 2015 @ 3:36 PM

    Seriously Ingrid? 30 women with the same story…..why are women believed when these horrible crimes happen to them.

  3. Daniel • January 8, 2015 @ 4:38 PM

    Okay Kris, if you’re ever accused of something by one person, and then a bunch of other people say you did it to them too, just because they want your money or because they don’t like you and want to stick it to you, please think back on this moment when you judged someone without even knowing if they were guilty of something. You probably think Michael Jackson was guilty of something too, even though he was found innocent and those kids were just after his money and 15 minutes of fame. They recanted later, in case you’re not up to speed.

  4. Annette • January 9, 2015 @ 9:50 AM

    I don’t know what to believe but I think people should just leave him alone. Heckling or protesting just shows how little class some idiots have. It’s between him and the women, who may or may not be telling the truth. Everyone else should shut up.

  5. Snepts • January 9, 2015 @ 9:54 AM

    Really Daniel, the rich and famous get away with the most heinous of crimes all too often, and you’re naive to think otherwise. The case for Michael Jackson’s guilt clearly outweighs the probability of his innocence, and the same is true celebs of like O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake, both of whom beat the justice system in highly publicized trials. Even if Cosby goes to trial, major corporations will still be happy to rake in profits off his name, just as Sony has with Michael Jackson. When history is taken into account, it seems the most sure-fire way to convict the rich and famous is to find them guilty of tax evasion, an offense most legal systems seem to consider far more egregious than child molestation or the killing of one’s spouse…

  6. Kris • January 9, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

    Daniel I had no real opinion about Michael Jackson as he in fact was found not guilty during a prosecution. My concern is that woman who report that they have been sexually or physically abused are generally not believed and are vilified in the press. It is worse again when celebrity is involved. That’s the reason the victims are slow in reporting. They see the response and comments like yours and the problem gets buried. This is just the continuing cycle of violence against women.

  7. Daniel • January 9, 2015 @ 2:37 PM

    Actually, it’s not just women. What about the guy who says Bryan Singer (and other bigwigs) raped him? There were a bunch of other guys who also came forward, but Singer paid them off in a court settlement. The original guy still wants Singer to serve jail time but everyone’s ignoring that – he’s still directing major films. I don’t know why Cosby’s productions were cancelled but Singer gets off free and clear. Do we only care about women being raped? Not young boys?

  8. Daniel • January 9, 2015 @ 2:38 PM

    Snepts, the boys recanted in the MJ case and not one celeb kid (in other words, kids whose families don’t need the money) accused him, even though he hung around more with them than regular kids. MJ was like a kid who never grew up. That’s why people took advantage of him.

  9. Snepts • January 9, 2015 @ 11:53 PM

    Daniel, just like Singer, Jackson paid off at least one of his victims. Bottom line: an innocent man would do no such thing.

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