Street Artist FLOOD Shames Bill Cosby on the Streets of Manhattan
But since Cosby won’t confess, street artist FLOOD has decided to employ Fat Albert, a character created and voiced by Cosby, as a stand-in for Cosby’s conscience.
Earlier this year, FLOOD pasted a street art piece showing the usually jovial character looking exceptionally stern, holding a banner that calls on Cosby to “Just admit it!”
FLOOD’s latest pasted work shows the blubbering fool named “Mushmouth” holding up a sign. Recreating the character’s speech patterns, the sign reads “Hey Ba Bill, Just Uba Admit It!.”
Another artist, Rodman Edwards, has responded to the case by conflating Cosby with his two most popular characters: Dr. Huxtable and Fat Albert (see Teen Artist Rodman Edwards Creates Creepy Sculpture of Bill Cosby Naked for TV Hall of Fame).
Bill Cosby and his wife Camille recently loaned 300-plus artworks acquired over the past 40 years to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art for a major exhibition ( see Should the Smithsonian Address the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations?)
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