Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Calls Out Judd Apatow for ''Strangely Obsessive'' Tweets About Bill Cosby Controversy

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By Brett Malec Dec 31, 2014 7:30 PMTags
Judd Apatow, Kenya BarrisStephen Lovekin/Getty Images; Araya Diaz/WireImage

Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC's hit comedy Black-ish, is putting Judd Apatow on blast.

The 40-year-old took to Twitter the other day to call out Apatow for his "strangely obsessive" tweets about the Bill Cosby rape allegations.

After Apatow retweeted a bunch of negative messages about the Cosby scandal and posted, "I am so glad I have avoided being on a dvd multiple movie pack with Cosby," in addition to other things, Barris wrote, "@JuddApatow - dude. Enough. Not defending him AT ALL, but u do realize this borders on strangely obsessive, right? Where was ur#EricGarner."

Barris went on, "@JuddApatow -I mean ur a comedy god but u have an extremely narrowband and privileged scope for ur powerful rage. He's probably a monster but as we have seen recently, nothing is true till it is & he's thru. Done. Stop kicking. It's like ur getn some sick pleasure from watching a black man who meant so much for so many fall. F--k him. Seriously. Just take equal shots at all the demons. and stop showing the most f--ked off 1 sided view of black people n every thing you ever do. #romany #rza #craig are THE S--T."

But Barris' own obsessive rant didn't stop there. "@JuddApatow - but ur depiction of them & lack of true context 2 these characters in ur personal life makes ur Cosby (f--k him) remarks odd," he continued. "@JuddApatow -I'm sorry 2 use a public forum to say this to 1 of my idols but I think it's important to take a moment 2 say ‘we get it, Judd' - finally, I want 2 say that ur a genius, national treasure, maverick, & will probably now deservedly ruin my fledgling career."

Apatow responded with a photo of him and Barris, writing, "I don't know if his criticism of me is accurate. I just hate rapists. But we look like the exact same person!"