Bill Cosby ihas a new show coming out, but he is under fire for some old issues. Cosby faced sexual assault allegation years ago, which he beat, but that was a different climate, so the story never caught on. But when comedian Hannibal Buress’ stand-up routine, where he called Bill Cosby a rapist, went viral, everything changed for Cosby.
Buress went on Howard Stern to clarify that he wasn’t trying to make a statement, but he was trying to make people laugh and someone happened to tape it. On Howard Stern Buress made it clear that this wasn’t something he released, and he seemed regretful that the footage leaked. After all who wants to be the man that ruined a legend.
Even though it’s sad, it’s not surprising that Cosby would fall from grace because he is all about image, so it was only a matter of time before it all came crumbling down. To put it in perspective, whites felt comfortable with Bill Cosby in the 60’s, so that explains what type of man he was. There is nothing wrong with what he did because he paved the way for others, but he seemed to think that he was better than everyone else, and it showed. Cosby used his platform to ridicule the urban community for years, almost as if he didn’t realize that he was black. If he didn’t know before, he knows now because he is watching everything he worked for go up in flames.
NBC was planning a new sitcom starring Cosby, and Netflix was planning a stand-up special, but that is in limbo. Cosby has been quiet, hoping that the story will go away, but it’s not. Former supermodel, Janice Dickinson, revealed her sexual assault allegations about Cosby from 1982, and Barbara Bowman has been an eloquent spokeswoman for sexual assault victims. Bowman wrote a piece for the Washington Post were she explained why she never came forward before, and it was compelling. Bowman also appeared on CNN, where she further explained that she isn’t out for anything, she just wants to help over victims find strength.
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