Friday, October 16, 2015

Ebony Magazine's Cover of Bill Cosby Sparks Outrage, Malcolm-Jamal Warner & Raven-Symone Speak Out


Another controversial magazine cover...

Ebony magazine features Bill Cosby and The Cosby Show cast on the November 2015 cover which shows shattered glass over Bill Cosby's picture. Cosby has been making headlines in the media this year over resurfaced sexual assault allegations
Ebony, a black lifestyle magazine, chose to use the above photo of the iconic black American family as their illustration and social media blew up! While some defended the cover, there are many Cosby show fans who are upset because this cover drags in the entire Cosby cast along with the scandal.
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Editor-in-chief of the publication, Kierna Mayo, tweeted out about the controversial cover:

In a recent interview with CNN, Mayo also said:

"The bottom line is this is an urgent conversation we're having in black American and it was going to happen whether we did this or not," she said. 



"Ebony is not the reason we're talking about something that's been fractured...Ebony is not shattering anything. We're just asking African Americans to have an honest, forthright conversation about what (the Cosby scandal) means."



Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Theo Huxtable, the son of Cosby's character, Dr. Cliff Huxtable. Warner talked about the Ebony cover on Friday (Oct. 16) on The View, where he reunited with panelist Raven-Symoné, who played his step-niece and Cliff's granddaughter, Olivia.

When asked how he feels about the magazine cover, Warner said:

"We really don't have enough time on this show to really talk about how I feel about that."

"That's a show that we're all very proud to have been on." 
Raven-Symoné added, "Let's not forget that The Cosby Show was a sitcom and not a reality show."

"Let's just remember that this was a sitcom and we had writers and things of that nature," she said. 
Overall, you can't let the scandal and what one man did have an effect over the entire show and cast which set a good example for many years and for anyone who viewed the show. That's something you can't take away. Watch the clip below:



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