Look, let me be clear, son. I’m not one of those people who romanticizes Heathcliff Huxtable and The Cosby Show. I mean, I’m fully aware of Bill Cosby‘s impact across media, man. I’m fully aware of the doors he’s opened for Black people in both entertainment and education. However, I have the ability to acknowledge his past work and still think he’s a disgusting human being, fam. With that being said, Cosby is getting what he deserves right now, bruh. All in all, any man who has violated as many women as he has should NOT be celebrated, folks. Plain and simple.
So, for those who missed it, Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. All of this stemmed from an incident with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, back in 2004. In any case, after all of the accusations against Cosby through the years, he finally got bagged for something. At this point, I don’t want to hear anybody else caping for this dude, son. On the real, DOZENS of women have accused Cosby of similar transgressions over the decades and NOBODY seemed to give a fuck. The way I see it, if folks really believe that ALL of the women are lying, then they probably think R. Kelly is innocent too. Side note, when the fuck are we going to get R. Kelly out of the paint, man? Hell, how much dastardly shit does one guy have to do before he sees any retribution? *Sigh*
In any case, people have to learn how to separate the man from his persona. Listen, Cliff Huxtable isn’t real, fam! Hillman College isn’t real, bruh! It’s okay to love what those images represented and still criticize its creator. Real talk, the images presented on The Cosby Show, A Different World and Fat Albert were AWESOME for Black people. But, that doesn’t mean we should give a deviant a pass, son. All I know is, no television show is worth a woman’s safety and/or dignity, man.
In the end, shout-out to Hannibal Buress, fam. Ultimately, it’s amazing that a secretly recorded joke started an avalanche, bruh. By and by, I know Buress has tried to separate himself from the scandal over the years. But, he unwittingly became an ally in the fight against sexual abuse. At the end of the day, Cosby got what was coming to him. All I can say is, I don’t feel one iota of sympathy for the man. That is all. LC out.