Bill Cosby has been plagued by scandal for months, and it's at least partly because of Hannibal Buress. Although allegations about Cosby's aggressive and illegal acts against women had been rumored for years, it wasn't until Buress joked about that in his stand-up that the once beloved TV star went from national treasure to the center of an international scandal.
While many have applauded Buress' act for bringing numerous allegations against Cosby to the surface, Buress revealed on Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live that he has also received death threats as a result.
"It's definitely a weird situation. I get a lot of messages from people about it," he said. "The weirdest thing about getting a death threat from a male body builder/stripper on Facebook is when you click on his profile and see that you have one mutual friend, then having to hit your friend up and saying, 'Hey man, can you tell your buddy to stop saying that he's going to murder me?'"
Thankfully, Buress was able to make light of the situation. "I don't think that's how killers operate," Buress continued. "'Yeah, I'm gonna kill Hannibal Buress. First, I'm gonna go to this coffee shop 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 I'm searching Hannibal Buress, then I'm spelling Buress correctly, then...'"
Watch Kimmel's full interview with Buress below: