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Too Controversial? New York Daily News’ Cover with Bill Cosby is Causing Quite the Reaction

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe



bill-cosby-new-york-daily-news-coverLast night New York Times unveiled the weekly cover featuring 35 women who are alleged victims of comedian Bill Cosby (click here if you missed it) and the New York Daily News went a step further by picking up the story on their front page and branding Bill Cosby ‘America’s Rapist’.

Looks like the tabloid paper was playing on Bill Cosby’s title as ‘America’s Dad’ but a number of people find it to be in poor taste.

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What are your thoughts?

Read more from New York Daily News here.

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  1. Tosin

    July 27, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    For me this is some bull. Even if we don’t like what he’s done, it’s like the really want to end him for good. Why? I don’t even remember them tearing down kidnappers and serial killers like this… Yes I am not saying what he’s done should be taken lightly, I’m saying this is some bulls hit and equally very racist.

    • slice

      July 28, 2015 at 1:09 am

      To some being raped is a death sentence. Remember the 15 yr old that killed herself after she was raped. He deserves every disgrace n jail as well. If he did this n its clear now that he admitted to it at least one time then yes he is a rapist n I have no sympathy for him.

    • zeal

      July 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

      Read biargo largo’s tweet above. Then think before you open that mouth of yours.

    • MC

      July 28, 2015 at 10:39 am

      I’m confused. Why is this racist?

  2. EllesarisEllendil

    July 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Innocent until proven guilty by a jury of his peers or a competent court of law is a topic I’m tired of having to explain to people. Waiting for the riposte from Mr Cosby’s camp when he sues the tabloid for libel.

  3. Kiks

    July 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    For the longest time, I believed that he deserved every bit of shame he had been getting but this is the epitome of it. He really did bad to all those women but really, “America’s rapist”??? All these men who chopped up women and drank their bloods as water, all those men who strangled women till they died, all those men who abused women so much that they had not even an iota of self esteem left in them. what are their titles? Because they have caught Bill Cosby, all women are safe? Police officials have an idea of what rapists look like? This all boils down to RACE. If he was a white American man, they would have had medical records showing his level of insanity. They did it for Dylan The Shooter, a 21 year old grown white ass but Michael Brown, 18 yr old adult. WOW! This America!!!

  4. gia

    July 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I don’t think it’s racism…it’s just that people are extremely shocked to know that a man who was considered a symbol of integrity could do something so horrible…plus he is famous…

  5. Truth

    July 27, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I do not support Bill and what he did was disgusting. But, I feel as though there is more to this. It is almost like they are out to get him. I do not believe all the women, some were raped and the others want their 15 minutes.

  6. mary

    July 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    America is becoming the worst country on earth. Hate, racism, and the strong love of everything unnatural. May God have mercy! I do not nor will I ever believe a black man raped this many women and he is still alive. Emmit Till was murdered for just whistling. The media is a powerful tool. What a way to keep this ###@er in his place. No matter how positive, successful a person of color becomes he or she will always be nothing.God help those persons who have truly been victims of rape. These were just women looking for a big break…So sad. Mrs. Cosby and daughters, I know he is sorry his lust and uncontrollable sex drive has caused you so much embarrassment and pain.Read Psalms 27. America…God help us!

    • Anon

      July 28, 2015 at 7:59 am

      God bless u Mary…..Exactly my thought . America can make an innocent man guilty n make the guilty innocent. The rate at which they destroy innocent lives and make it look as if the person deserves it is very heartbreaking. My hrt goes out to this old man

  7. efe

    July 28, 2015 at 12:15 am

    I don’t believe he raped those women,46 women come on ,he’s a celebrity women throw themselves @ him,why didn’t thy report as it happened years later now thy saying thy all raped come on it bullshit,thy jst want to fuck his name all up …pls

  8. Hadeee

    July 28, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Calling him America’s Rapist is taking it too far. *smh*

  9. keechi

    July 28, 2015 at 4:26 am

    It’s sad! Idk what the true story is but I feel bad for him. Some of these ladies are on some bull!! They need to own up to it.

  10. Felinda

    July 28, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Do you all know the amount of grown White Men in Powerful Position from Entertainment, Media, Wall Street to Washington DC Whitehouse (Google BOYS TOWN PEDOPHILiA) who are all part on pedophilia ring molesting little boys till this day as we speak in Hollywood. Let’s start with Charlie Sheen who molested the deceased Corey who OD’d, Clive Davis, QJ, Etc.

    Just cos its not been revealed publicly does not mean its not happening. Its happening very well in 2015: new York times or post will Never post an image of Clive Davis or Charlie Sheen even if the truth comes out and they not yet convicted, Why? Cos they are white. So whose sin is bigger than who. I don’t condone what Bill supposedly did but i. Hope folks take specks out their eye first before that of Cosby. Whose sin in bigger than who?

    • Californiabawlar

      July 28, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Exactly!! You know you’re not white you’re going around raping not just women o, mostly white women!

      He must have thought they were all going to stay on doing their Hollyweird business all jolly together in perversion, well, until he probably ran his mouth one too many times and got kicked out of the club.
      Sweetheart, I don’t blame the media, we can’t say that because Mr Lagbaja is doing something and he hasn’t been caught, then we exonerate or even go easy on Mr Tamedo….that’s not how justice works.

      Plus black people have revoked his race card tey tey…he can’t get to use it nomore….

  11. Californiabawlar

    July 28, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Yorubas say: Ma she, lo’gun ma mo

    When you do weird sh*t like rape over 30 women, then….well, yeah!

    I believe hollywood knew of his indiscretions, they covered his behind in the past….but he sure did piss someone (cough cough white people cough illuminati cough) off so they decided to let him have it.

    Kevin Hart better not be up to any madness…this one white America is loving him now…the day he decides to start to do something for the community and speaks up against them, na so them go open hin yansh…

    There is no such thing as an overreaction …so again I say, ma she logun ma mo…o she tan o da’pon…. Simply translates to DON’T DO IT!!

    • Nne

      July 28, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Thank you my dear…….. all these ones are here talking about white sin vs black sin……
      The main question is why should he think of doing such an act in the first place? … I don’t give a damn if you are white or black if you get caught do the punishment..

  12. Olu

    July 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

    The title is obviously generating the intended reaction – these publishers are indeed very good at what they do!

    • Idomagirl

      July 28, 2015 at 9:48 am


  13. Idomagirl

    July 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Bill Cosby. What a shame. SMH.

  14. dobzi

    July 28, 2015 at 10:13 am

    It’s very distasteful

  15. nnenne

    July 28, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Allegedly, reportedly, should be the key words!

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