Artist Wants to Replace Bill Cosby Statues With Humiliating Nude Sculptures of the Comedian
Rodman Edwards, an intrepid 15-year-old sculptor from Turlock, California, is on a mission to replace two statues of Bill Cosby—one on display at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in North Hollywood and another at its satellite location at the Disney resort in Orlando, Florida.
According to Huffington Post, “Rodman Edwards’ proposed artwork is a bronze statue called Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable. It depicts a miniature Fat Albert—a cartoon character voiced by Cosby—covering the genitals of the naked, bloated body of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the protagonist of The Cosby Show.”
I want people to see what Cosby is really like. I gave him a creepy look because he’s a creepy guy. I was a big Fat Albert fan until I found out how he really was,” Edwards told HuffPost. “I just think if the allegations are true, then he should not be represented the way he is by the TV Hall of Fame. Until he apologizes, I think this is a more honest depiction of Cosby.
Edwards says he wants to build the statue after February 20th, the day he will official unveil his proposal at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery in Saint Petersburg, Florida. According to gallery owner Cory Allen, the proposal isn’t as much a shot in the dark as one might thing. “The proposal could be enough to effect change at the Television Academy by drawing attention to its apparent support of Cosby,” he said. “Hall of Fame statues should not be exempt from reevaluation. Sometimes they need to be removed or replaced. … Joe Paterno’s statue was taken down following the 2011 Penn State sex abuse scandal. Maybe the TV Hall of Fame and Disney should take note.”
Funny side note: Rodman Edwards is the son of Daniel Edwards, the man who made that sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug. You remember that one, right?
(h/t Angellly Carrion)