An unfortunate choice of words by a CNN anchor during Tuesday’s high-profile coverage of the Bill Cosby sentencing has become a bit of a viral sensation.
As Cosby accuser Andrea Constand is seen on live TV leaving the courtroom, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin describes Constand’s appearance and says something that sounds like, “I just want to sit on her face.”
It’s not clear exactly what Baldwin meant, but she may have been trying to say, “I just want to see it on her face,” referring to Constand’s reaction to the sentencing. Cosby received a sentence of three to ten years for assaulting Constand in 2004.
Baldwin may have also been suggesting that the camera remain on Constand’s face. While there are a number of alternative interpretations, many social media users are reading something lewd into Baldwin’s apparent faux-pas.
Among the comments on Twitter:
“Best moment on CNN today, when Brooke Baldwin, while looking at Andrea Constand coming out of the courtroom says ‘I just want to sit on her face’! I assume she meant ‘stay’, but, comedy gold right there!”
“BROOKE BALDWIN OBJECTIFIES WOMEN AND FANTASIZES ABOUT SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THEM”
“Today’s ‘I Can’t Take That Back’ award goes to Brooke Baldwin @CNN.”
“If anything, at least CNN’s coverage is entertaining.”
Here’s one of the many clips of the incident that have been posted on YouTube …