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Hannibal Buress Says He's Getting Death Threats For Calling Bill Cosby A Rapist

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Hannibal Buress (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for AWXI)
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Unfortunately for Hannibal Buress, best known as the comedian that started the backlash against Bill Cosby, all the newfound attention comes with the requisite death threats from randos on the Internet."It's definitely a weird situation, man. I get a lot of messages from people about it," he said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday. "You know, the weirdest thing about getting a death threat from a male bodybuilder-slash-stripper on Facebook is, when you click on his profile, and see that you have one mutual friend [and] having to hit your friend up and saying, 'Hey man, can you tell your buddy to stop saying that he's gonna murder me?"

Buress, though, didn't really seemed all that concerned ultimately:


I didn't really think he was gonna kill me, I just rather not take that information into my head if I have to. I don't think that's how killers operate. "Yeah I'm gonna kill Hannibal Buress. First: I'm gonna go to this coffeeshop and buy something so they give me the WiFi password. Then I'm sitting down, I'm pulling out my Acer laptop and I'm logging into Facebook. Then: searching 'Hannibal Buress.' Then: I'm gonna spell 'Buress' correctly."

They went on to discuss Buress' participation in the Justin Bieber roast, where he was able to get in a good Cosby-referencing zinger. He added that it was strange saying mean things about people sharing the stage with you. "It's weird when you have to say something about Martha Stewart's vagina right in front of her."
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