*The iconic Huxtable family of NBC’s “The Cosby Show” is taking visible hit on the cover of the November 2015 issue of Ebony magazine.
Focusing on the black family, the publication decided to put a throwback picture of the classic sitcom’s original cast: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe and Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that the cover picture is edited to show it shattered in an attempt to symbolize a currently broken family that was once considered a powerful force back in the day.
The sight of the shattered photo obviously brings Cosby to mind as it divides those who have seen it. Some praise the picture as negative attention the embattled comedian and “The Cosby Show” deserve in light of the sexual assault and drugging allegations Cosby is facing amid him feeling entitled to allegedly have sex with women without their consent.
On the other side are those who feel that “The Cosby Show” and what it accomplished should have nothing to do with what Cosby did in his personal life. During its heyday, the series and the Huxtables were held in high regard in the black community as it displayed a black family being in a positive light during a time when Ronald Reagan was president, the war drugs was in full effect and crack cocaine and AIDS were making headway with destroying the black community.
So how do you feel about Ebony’s Black Family Issues cover with the Huxtables? Is it right that “The Cosby Show” be held accountable for Bill Cosby’s alleged indiscretions or should the sitcom still hold a revered place in the black America?
Sound off below.