Naked Bill Cosby Statue Will Be Unveiled in Florida This Month

Naked Bill Cosby Statue Will Be Unveiled in Florida This Month
Courtesy of Cory Allen Contemporary Art

Bill Cosby has fallen far and hard from his days as America's Dad. Dozens of women have emerged to tell stories about how the comedian allegedly drugged and raped them or fondled them. The victim list includes at least one West Palm Beach woman.

And now, a sculptor is sharing his vision to symbolize Cosby's fall from grace, in the creepiest way possible: with a new statue.

The sculpture is titled Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable. It depicts a naked Cosby as Dr. Huxtable from The Cosby Show. He's old; he's fat; he doesn't look very happy.

And the only thing keeping the world from seeing his Little Huxtable is a tiny weeping Fat Albert hovering over his privates like a fig leaf.

You can see the statue below, though it's NSFW. Or, at least, not safe to look at before lunch.

See also: West Palm Beach Woman Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging, Raping Her

The statue, sculpted by high school freshman Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Showroom in St. Petersburg on February 20. It's also being proposed as a replacement for Cosby's current busts on display at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame in Orlando and California.

"Hall of fame statues should not be exempt from reevaluation," Edwards' spokesman Cory Allen said via a news release. "Sometimes they need to be removed or replaced. Joe Paterno's statue was taken down following the 2011 Penn State sex abuse scandal. Maybe the TV Hall of Fame and Disney should take note."

Naked Bill Cosby Statue Will Be Unveiled in Florida This Month
Courtesy of Cory Allen Contemporary Art

"Rodman captured Cosby's real character," Allen added. "I think this is a more appropriate statue than the one depicting America's Dad at the TV Hall of Fame."

Edwards says he's a fan -- or former fan -- of the legendary comedian.

"As a fan, I think I just felt compelled to depict two of Bill Cosby's creations at odds with each other," Edwards explains in the news release. "Because Bill Cosby seems to be at odds with what I always thought Dr. Huxtable stood for."

According to the news release, this is Edwards' first representation by the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Showroom. The young artist has had other works shown, at Mask Fest in Indianapolis and at Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California. He also sculpted a giant Hillary Clinton mask for an anti-Keystone-pipeline rally held in San Francisco.

The Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable statue will open to the public at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Showroom on February 20.

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