Maturity helped me be ready for the Bill Cosby scandal.
Briefly, I was the kid who was always reading a book or absorbed in a movie/television. I didn’t just enjoy watching these worlds, I easily and repeatedly imagined that I also lived in these worlds – borrowing friends, parents and even wardrobes of beloved characters (BTW, I laughed so hard when I learned about Claudia’s wardrobe blog).
But bit by bit through learning more about the people who wrote about or played characters I loved, becoming more interested in my own reality, I began to understand that some (too, too many really) actors were not as cool or as smart as their characters, authors not as funny or as empathetic as I imagined and…I accepted that there really was a fictional world and the world of reality and while they coexisted, its best not to make many assumptions about their settings, rules and characters by using information from one or the other.
This.learning.process.took.me.years, by the way.
That’s my background. Just wanted to share it to give better context to the fact that after I heard about the Cosby, read up on it, realized that I believed many of the people speaking out – not a minute later, I also consciously chose not to stop watching the Cosby show.
That’s my background. Just wanted to share it to give better context to the fact that after I heard about the Cobsy, read up on it, realized that I believed many of the people speaking out – not a minute later, I also consciously chose not to stop watching the Cosby show.
There was an article on Crunk Feminist Collective, which essentially argued that in light of the new knowledge of what Cobsy was doing behind closed doors, people should now look at Cliff and Claire with suspicious new eyes.
But I won’t. I don’t think I can honestly.
I met Cliff first. Cosby only materialized to over the years, slowly. Huxtable was gladly welcomed into my home at any time. Cosby I rarely pay attention to mention of his name in passing.