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10/24/2014 04:58 pm ET Updated Oct 24, 2014

Tommy Davidson: People Care About Hannibal Buress' Bill Cosby Takedown Because Of Race

Comedian Hannibal Buress' scathing stand-up set lambasting "rapist" Bill Cosby made headlines last week, but "In Living Color" alum Tommy Davidson thinks there’s a racial element to all the attention.

In a HuffPost Live interview on Friday, Davidson weighed in on Buress’ set, during which he brought up the multiple allegations of sexual abuse that have marred Cosby’s reputation.

"It seems like the media only picks up on African Americans when they have these public beefs,” he told host Marc Lamont Hill. "You never see, like, Woody Allen saying something about Mel Brooks. And even if they did, there’s never a headline."

When it came to the motivation behind Buress’ bit, Davidson said the move was "not really" a publicity stunt, but he remained cynical.

"It works for [Buress] though. ... This weekend everybody knows who he is," he said.

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