It’s Hard to Describe the Loss of Bill Cosby as a Cultural Icon

As if any more proof were needed, Bill Cosby’s admission in a previous deposition that he Quaaludes in order to “relax them” pretty much nails the coffin. Cosby is guilty as sin of the things that he has been accused of.

Not that there was much suspense.

Even Whoopi Goldberg isn’t defending him anymore.

Now there’s even discussion of whether there’s a way of revoking Cosby’s Medal of Freedom, which was given to him by President Bush in 2002. President Obama says that there’s “no precedent” for revoking a Medal of Freedom.

For people who were not around when the Cosby Show was airing between 1984 and 1992 can’t really understand how impactful the show was at the time. Cosby really was everybody’s favorite Dad, regardless of whether you were black or white. He seemed to be a moral beacon. To find out that he was a scumbag all along, even when he was filming his show, is excruciatingly disappointing.

Bill Cosby receives his Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush in 2002.

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2 Responses to It’s Hard to Describe the Loss of Bill Cosby as a Cultural Icon

  1. what’s really crazy is that the man is not in jail.

  2. I think anyone who grew up loving the work of Bill Cosby feels betrayed. I loved his comedy albums, Fat Albert, Picture Pages, and of course The Cosby Show, and to be honest, I always will. I can’t erase the memories of enjoying those shows, even though Cosby himself has turned out to be a reprehensible monster. But I have chosen to separate the man (or monster if you will) from the shows I grew up on and the comedy I enjoyed. Dr. Huxtable didn’t rape all those women. Bill Cosby did. That being said, yes, they should take away his medal. He doesn’t deserve it. Just because there’s no precedent doesn’t mean it isn’t a good time to start. (Also he should go to jail.) I feel much the same way about Woody Allen. But I still like his movies. I can’t help it, and I’m not going to feel guilty about it.

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