Comedian D.L Hughley appeared on Buzzfeed’s Facebook series, Profile, where he criticized women who support powerful men who have committed sexual misconduct, like Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump.
The comedian said he felt that men of power still had high support from women, making the movement feel “disingenuous.”
Hughley also claimed, “fifty-two percent of White women voted for a man they believe to be a sexual predator.” He felt as though some men are being exempt from the consequences.
The King of Comedy cited his recent tweets about Bill Cosby to explain the bias he sees, tweeting “If we’re gonna convict sexual predators to the pen, shouldn’t we convict them all?”
“I’m not saying that Bill Cosby shouldn’t be in jail, but I’m saying he should have some company,” the comedian said. “If I was Bill Cosby, I’d start a #Y’allToo movement, and it would have Catholic priests, a Supreme Court justice, and the president.”
“It isn’t that men don’t believe women; it’s that women don’t believe women,” Hughley said. “Women will do better when they start believing in themselves.”
Viewers had mixed reactions to the comments, one commenter agreed with Hughley for “speaking his truth,” while others felt his jabs ignored the progress. Hughley said women should show “compassion” for other women because they are being used to keep powerful men above the law.
Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement is ironically a black woman.