Cosby Show Legacy Ruined, Says Malcolm-Jamal Warner
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner said the legacy of the hit sitcom “The Cosby Show” is now “tarnished” because of the stream of sexual accusations against Bill Cosby, who is the lead star of the show.
In the Cosby Show, Warner played Theo Huxtable, the only son of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, played by Bill Cosby. In the said interview, the former child star said “My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what … negative stereotypes of people of color, we’ve always had ‘The Cosby Show’ to hold up against that.” “And the fact that we no longer have that, that’s the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale,” he added.
A lot of people commends the long-running sitcom The Cosby Show not only because it depicts a happy and successful African-American family but more so, the show is very wholesome. However, over the past years, scandal after another has been hunting down the show’s main star Bill Cosby which makes the fans doubt whether the avuncular father figure Dr. Cliff Huxtable is still worthy of all the admirations.
It appears that more than 40 women have accused veteran comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct. Actually a decade ago in a sworn statement in court, Cosby admitted of having extra marital affairs with at least 5 women. He said that he would give these women prescription sedatives so that he could have sex with them without any qualms.
Cosby Show Legacy ruined, says Malcolm-Jamal Warner and he is the latest, among members, who share the same insight. The interview is part of the promotion for his album, Selfless. Earlier this year, Malcolm-Jamal Warner’s work on Robert Glasper’s Jesus Children, gave him his first Grammy.