During an appearance Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Bill Cosby finally addressed the sexual-assault allegations that more than 40 women have made against him. But although one could characterize the sentences he strung together as "responses," much of what he said had people baffled. Some described his speech as "gibberish" and "incoherent prattling" and even likened it to Sarah Palin's famed word salads.
When asked by ABC correspondent Linsey Davis how he would respond to a young person who said to him, "My mom says you've done some bad things," Cosby responded with a lengthy allegory about driving and looking for directions.
"I’m telling you where the road is out. I’m telling you where, as you’re driving, you’re going to go into water and it looks like it might only be three inches deep, but you and your car are going to go down. Now, you wanna go here, or you wanna be concerned about who is giving you the message?" Cosby said.
And when asked if he was worried about what the allegations would do to his legacy, Cosby responded, "I have been in this business 52 years and -- I will -- I've never seen anything like this. And reality is the situation. And I -- I can't speak."
How did Twitter react to his inability to speak?
Bill Cosby responding to rape allegations sounds like me last night after doing too many shots
â€” whitney (@kiewtney) May 15, 2015
Bill Cosby breaks silence on rape w a schmaddidle paddiddle widdllley whoha. Gotcha. Education. Zingalindadingdong
â€” Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) May 15, 2015
dear bill cosby, why is my car in water? is it a car that's also a boat? are you gonna drown me? wtf are you talking about.
— mc chris (@_mcchris) May 15, 2015
Update: Bill Cosby has apparently hired Sarah Palin's speechwriter
â€” TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) May 15, 2015
— Luis J. Gomez (@luisjgomez) May 15, 2015
"Reality is the situation" Bill Cosby says while floating far, far away from reality with his convoluted, rambling non-answers.
— Tessa Valentine (@AllOfMyLoveTess) May 15, 2015
"You have to be careful drinking around me" Bill Cosby pic.twitter.com/nJ6zU9slyG
— Tumi (@telltumi) May 15, 2015