UPDATED: Eddie Murphy Refused To Play Bill Cosby On “SNL 40,” Cos Approves

Atlanta Daily World

murphyUPDATED Thursday, February 19, 2015, 4:25 p.m., EST-

Bill Cosby said he approves of Eddie Murphy?s reported decision not to play him on the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, according to NBC News. ?I am very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions,? the embattled comedian said through a spokesman.

Earlier:

Legendary funnyman, Eddie Murphy (pictured left) reportedly did not find it funny when he was asked to impersonate the now controversial performer, Bill Cosby in a ?Jeopardy? skit that was part of the 40th year anniversary celebration for the popular TV variety show, ?Saturday Night Live.?

Murphy made a 73-second cameo on the NBC network extravaganza that aired last Sunday night to a viewing audience of about 23 million.  Comedian Norm Macdonald, took to Twitter to spill about Murphy and the special.

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Macdonald  had originally created the quiz…

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