Wanda Sykes is one of today’s top comedians. Her outspokenness about racial and gender issues as well as her openness about her sexuality has made her a role model for many of her fans, but another outspoken comedian’s critical view of her portrayal of blacks sparked a feud that has spanned for over 10 years. But according to a press release on July 21, Sykes has declared that her freud with comedian and actor Bill Cosby is over in the latest blog from
The feud started back in 2003 when Cosby became critical of Sykes’s stand-up routine. Sykes responded by taking digs at the “The Cosby Show”. Both stars are outspoken and very passionate about who they are and where they come from as individuals, but both also have different views and styles on how to express their pride.
In an interview with Andy Cohen on Bravo TV’s “Watch What’s Happening”, Sykes said the two are over their feud and are turning over a new chapter.
“Cosby and I did have a thing…at the Emmys he was a little flippant. I think it’s because I bumrushed him a little bit. But we had an event together in Washington, DC, and we talked and we’re so cool.”
It is good to see two powerhouses in the entertainment industry getting along once again.