Ebony's November Issue Responds To Bill Cosby Controversy With Epic Cover


Once-beloved-now-condemned comedian Bill Cosby has graced the cover of EBONY Magazine five times since the early 60s.

Past features touted him as a “family man” and “TV's top dad,” and an influential figure in the African-American community.

EBONY's November 2015 cover, however, a shattered portrait of "The Cosby Show's" Huxtable family, sings to a different tune:

Journalist Goldie Taylor discusses the consequences of Cosby's fall from grace by juxtaposing the real Bill Cosby, alleged serial rapist, with his “Cosby Show” character, Heathcliff Huxtable, family man.

Taylor shared with followers on Twitter, "[It was] both an honor and a challenge to write this month's @EbonyMag cover story..."

The magazine released an excerpt from the feature, which begins,

You can read the full story in the November 2015 issue of EBONY.

Citations: [COVER STORY] Cliff-Hanger: Can 'The Cosby Show' Survive? Should It? (EBONY), Powerful EBONY Cover Captures the Fractured Legacy of 'The Cosby Show' (Complex)