Monday, November 9, 2015

Some People Are Playing Blame The Victim Regarding Bill Cosby Accusers

Bill Cosby

Over 30 women, famous and non-famous, have accused Hollywood actor Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. The Judiciary Report does believe Cosby is a sexual predator, who has used his fame to sexually abuse women, some of whom were underage at the time. This behavior is not to be applauded nor should excuses be made for such damaging behavior.

"The Cosby Show" cast

What I dislike is the stance some people are taking and granted, at this point, it is not very many, of blaming the victim, to try to make sense of what has transpired, due to their love of the 1980s sitcom "The Cosby Show." I grew up watching "The Cosby Show" as a kid. This man was an icon loved by many, as "The Cosby Show" presented great values for the nation and the world. Just because Cosby is now in trouble, does not mean we should value "The Cosby Show" any less, as it still remains a great template for decent, traditional values. I still have very fond memories of watching the show as a child. It is top quality entertainment.

Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show"

However, we must separate the show from the man and understand Cosby has done some very harmful and hurtful things to innocent women. Justice needs to be served. I am not of the belief anyone is setting Cosby up or trying to bring him down (though sometimes things like that do happen to famous figures, but not in this case). Cosby did some unsavory things that have caught up with him. We are all responsible for our choices in life. Let's not make this a racism or sexism issue. Look at it for what it is - Bill Cosby has a problem, as he is a sexual predator. Separate the man from the show, where he played a character on television.