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Eddie Murphy Refused to Play Bill Cosby For SNL

Eddie Murphy Refused to Do a Bill Cosby Impression on SNL's Anniversary Show

There was a lot of controversial humor during Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special, including a swipe at Bill Cosby during the Celebrity Jeopardy sketch. Kenan Thompson portrayed the comic, briefly appearing to talk about his favorite cocktails, a nod to Cosby's very public rape scandal. In a series of tweets, SNL alum Norm Macdonald revealed that Eddie Murphy rejected a suggestion that he play Cosby.

"I am very appreciative of Eddie, and I applaud his actions," Cosby said via a spokesperson. Eddie Murphy hasn't commented on Macdonald's remarks, but what do you think of the story? Did Murphy do the right thing?

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