Comedian Bill Cosby has always been a dynamic force in the entertainment business. He’s given a voice to the black community and bridged many gaps that have brought people together through laughter and intellectual thought. He’s a genius. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have watched Bill Cosby’s Himself. That part about the trip to the dentist…..LOL. And his wife pulling his lip over his head? OMG I nearly cried from laughing so hard.
He’s launched the careers of so many with his dedication. He’s done the some for education; being a strong advocate for learning just for the sake of learning. In his career, he’s reached that level that few stars will ever obtain.
In his personal life, he’s been dogged by rumors. Rumors that he has harmed, embarrassed, hurt, destroyed and suffocated. No, I’m not talking about those women. I’m talking about his wife….and to an extension…..his daughters.
Whether or not you agree that these allegations of rape are true or lies is not up for debate at this moment. As a wife and mother, I wonder about the awful hurt all these infidelities and how they have impacted his family. His wife has noted in the past that she’s aware of his cheating. That means the daughters are at least now aware of it also. So here’s the questions I wonder. How long have they known? All of them? How has it affected their relationship with Bill? How has it affected the daughters’ relationships with their mother?
Camille always strikes me as an intelligent, strong, resilient woman who can handle anything. A true matriarch in her family. Can you imagine living with and loving someone who has undermined your entire 50 year relationship without any true sense of guilt? Where is the education of Mr. Cosby? Has he ever learned that if you hurt someone, you don’t continue to do it? Has he ever learned that your children will repeat your behavior? Has he ever learned that to hurt those you claim to love the most and to do it repeatedly, makes you the worst father and husband?
For the record, I do still watch The Cosby Show via Amazon Prime. It was a brilliant show. However, I would never want to have the alleged victims to be flipping through their TV and see their rapist. I don’t think it needs to be back on TV at all.
I wonder what Cliff Huxtable would have thought of Bill Cosby.