Besides his wife, Camille Cosby, and celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chuck D stood up for the embattled comedian on Twitter yesterday, which also happened to be Cosby's 78th birthday.
Chuck later clarified that he's not exactly "defending" Cosby's actions, but providing other examples of celebrities whose careers survived sex scandals.
In another tweet, Chuck noted that Cosby’s millions in charitable donations have not been returned despite the allegations. The Smithsonian, for example, covered up a $716,000 donation from Cosby which “virtually covers the entire cost” of an art exhibition titled “Conversations: African and American Artworks in Dialogue.” The Smithsonian has also refused to remove the exhibit regardless of Cosby's funding.
Watch the BET News special Bill Cosby's Star Loses More Shine below.
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