“Cosby used to be a comic, until he turned comical...”
Cosby’s humor once was universal, starting with “Why is There Air?” and later attained its zenith with the Huxtables. And the entire nation reached out to him with the tragic death of his son.
Then something happened, in the mid 1980’s. Cosby began taking himself and his Ed.D. degree much more seriously. He supported Al Sharpton in the Tawana Brawley fraud of 1987 & still does. His public statements became much more race-specific and now culminate with the NOI endorsement.
IMO, it sounds like the paid leadership which had been needling Cosby for years for “forgetting where you came from” finally ensnared him in their deadly embrace. Cosby could have maintained his influence on entertainment & the culture across all ethnicities & groups, but instead he has been drawn back into the invisible clutches of `da hood’.
The rest of nonblack America can only bid him a sad farewell.
I think his downfall began when his son was murdered.