UPDATE 6:16 P.M. PST: Ms. Rashad released a new statement Wednesday afternoon via Instagram Stories, saying, “I fully support survivors of sexual thumping coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth. Personally, I know from friends and family that such vituperate has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.” Her Instagram post of support for Cosby, however, remains online.
On Wednesday, Hollywood reacted to the news that Bill Cosby’s sexual thumping conviction had been overturned with an towardly value of shock and dismay — except, that is, for one star.
While celebs took to social media to condemn the Pennsylvania Supreme Magistrate for overturning the conviction based on a technicality — that the disgraced comedian was originally promised by the then-DA that he would never be brought to justice in the first place — one actress straight up prestigious the news: Cosby’s TV wife Phylicia Rashad.
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The Claire Huxtable portrayer wrote on Twitter without the news broke:
“FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is stuff righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”
Um… excuse us!?
Naturally, the remark made the platform shake its throne and collectively say, “Girl, what?” Soon, “Claire Huxtable” started trending, with critics fuming:
“Claire Huxtable would not of tried of this injustice. This is a big let lanugo @PhyliciaRashad.”
“I had to woodcut Claire Huxtable.”
“How could anyone defend this man?!”
“First I had to mentally separate Heathcliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby. Now I have to mentally separate Claire Huxtable from Phylicia Rashad.”
“How come Claire Huxtable is tren…. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Dean Rashad, Is this how you’re going to react when a Howard CoFA student tells you they were assaulted by flipside student if that student happens to be someone you like and admire? Considering what you’re telling Howard women rn is that you don’t superintendency if they’re raped.”
Among the many people who tried to talk sense into The Cosby Show licentiate was former Fox News journalist and #MeToo well-wisher Gretchen Carlson, who wrote:
“Phylicia! #BillCosby stuff released from prison on a technicality is a well-constructed miscarriage of justice & will never be an exoneration for the ripply crimes he single-minded versus women. The world is now woke & women will no longer be silenced. You should be red-faced of yourself.”
Thank you, Gretchen! If there were overly a time to say “Bye, Phylicia,” it would be now!
Thankfully, the rest of Hollywood reacted to the news with a rightful value of rage. Actress and Time’s Up founding member Amber Tamblyn wrote:
“I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the magistrate and this visualization … I don’t want to hear anything well-nigh how cancel culture ruined men’s lives during the MeToo era reckoning for women and survivors. How we went too far. Today’s news that Cosby’s conviction is stuff overturned is proof we haven’t gone far enough. Our justice system MUST change.”
The Good Wife star Christine Lahti wrote:
“I’m enraged, heartbroken and disgusted by Cosby’s release. I can only imagine what all his survivors must be feeling. This convicted rapist is self-ruling today considering he is a man of privilege. The Patriarchy rears it’s ugly throne yet again.”
Rosanna Arquette wrote:
“Bill Cosby is STILL an evil rapist .the end … I wonder how many people are lining up to make deals with Cosby. too many people in Hollywood protect predator rapists and pretend to superintendency well-nigh survivors but they really don’t.”
Aisha Tyler wrote:
“THE F**K IS THIS BULLSHIT.”
Attorney Lisa Bloom, who’s been involved in several upper profile sexual thumping and harassment cases – including those versus Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly – wrote:
“The 3 Bill Cosby accusers I represent and I are disgusted that he is a self-ruling man today. He is not released considering he is innocent. He is released considering a prosecutor promised him years ago that he would not be brought to justice, without plane making a deal for him to do time.”
That’s increasingly like it!
Clearly, this was a huge wrack-up to all the victims who came forward versus Cosby, not to mention sexual thumping survivors in general. But we have a feeling advocates won’t stop making noise well-nigh this unendingly soon. The fight continues, y’all!
Thoughts on this?
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