My Confused Reaction to the Bill Cosby Scandal

Vickie Collins By Vickie Collins, 3rd Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I had very a mixed reaction to the Bill Cosby scandel - wasn't sure what to believe, but had some thoughts.

The Scandal

Ok, I don't know what to think. Maybe I am writing this to figure it out.

First of all, I have watched Bill Cosby preform and enjoyed it a lot. I love his commercials and his interaction with the kids, and the way he has imitated children in his comedy routine. Just generally liked Bill Cosby. He has annoyed me in the past with his moral diatribes at Richard Pryor and other performers, but still, liked Bill Cosby.
I didn't want to even think about him being a sex abuser. But am having a hard time not believing it now.

First of all 20 women, and it got even larger as time went on with women popping up everywhere.. We are not talking 1-2-3 or even 5 or 6 but 20. Are we dealing with one that started it and then others coping? But the stories seem to be somewhat different and they are all sticking to it. Even getting together in groups when asked for interviews. Sheer numbers is making this hard to ignore.

Then we have Bill Cosby's image. I have seen too many other "harmless" people turn out to be abusers. I know people lie, and create whole lives based on an image that has nothing to do with the truth. Ever heard of the priests abusing young children? Not something anybody would expect but with the reports some of them have to be true.

I also know that he can not be considered guilty without a trial. But still, I don't think I will ever look at the man the same again.

And if he is innocent, I simply don't know what to say about the horror of those 20 women lying, knowing that their words would impact his life, and the respect with which folks hold/held him.

I am not sure which is worse, him being guilty or innocent at this point, to be honest.

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Abuse, Celebrity, Manipulation, Power, Rumor, Scandal, Sex

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author avatar Vickie Collins
I am a gay crossdresser who writes under my non-de-plume. I have a variety of interests, science fiction, religion, psychology. I recently moved from Nashville Tn to New Orleans.

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author avatar Carol Roach
3rd Mar 2015 (#)

It certainly is something we are all grappling with, he had such a high moral standard as a stage act but did we really know the man?

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author avatar Vickie Collins
4th Mar 2015 (#)

I don't think we really knew the man, and I know that people can hide some really sick stuff under a polite and loving veneer.

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