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Why Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Skewered Bill Cosby At The Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11:  In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

At the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler broke with good taste, but with a purpose.

The case against joking about Bill Cosby’s alleged sex crimes is pretty easy to make, and pretty hard to argue with. For the more than 20 women who've accused the comedian of rape or assault, a bit like the one Tina Fey and Amy Poehler performed last night at the Golden Globes probably isn’t very funny. In fact, having a personal trauma used for a laugh line on one of the most-watched stages in the world may be downright painful.

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