Bill Cosby's Bust Gets the Boot From Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios

Bill Cosby The comedian's fall from grace continues, as Walt Disney World confirmed that a statue of Bill Cosby was removed from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame after the park closed on Tuesday night. The decision comes on the heels of the Associated Press releasing documents from 2005 in which Cosby apparently testified to drugging a woman he wanted to have sex with.

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We all know there are quite a few women --more than two dozen -- who would say that the onetime TV legend's statement was no joke. While the 77-year-old denies allegations of sexual assault, the Orlando, Florida, theme park is just the latest institution to put Cosby at arm's length.

Many see the removal as an appropriate response to his alleged crimes. A Change.org petition is declaring the removal a victory after it deemed Cosby's inclusion with other icons like Oprah Winfrey and Lucille Ball inappropriate.

In fact, it seems that The View's Whoopi Goldberg, who has yet to comment on the statue's removal, is among the very few who are defending Cosby, saying that he is "innocent, until proven guilty."

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While lots of us '80s babies wish we could give Cosby the benefit of the doubt, at this point, we can't. Our memories of Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable's famous life lessons may be forever tarnished. I hope the onetime TV dad comes forward soon to really address the scandal and the latest revelations. I mean, Dr. Huxtable would have told Theo to tell the truth, right?

Do you think Disney was right for removing the statue -- or should Bill Cosby still be included in the theme park as an icon?


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