I've been hearing so much about Bill Cosby lately. Posts about how he's unfairly being charged and prosecuted because everyone hates black people and want to hold us down are flooding my time line. My head hurts every time I see a post and stupidly look at the comments. I hope for someone smart to comment on how this isn't a black issue but it doesn't happen. I mean, if it does, it's way down the line of comments and my brain can't handle too much stupidity before it shuts down on itself.
I am all for black rights. I love and respect my race and do see the everyday racism. I see and understand that there are great injustices towards black people that everyone wants to just sweep under the rug like it's no big deal. Perhaps they don't understand why so many things black people complain about are big deals. However, I despise when people stick up for someone just because of their color and this is what black people are doing.
This man has raped women throughout the 60's, the 70's, the 80's, the 90's and in the 2000's. In 2005, a bunch of women, including his last victim who started the lawsuit, got together to sue Bill for his transgressions. This was 10 years ago. This was public knowledge. This was swept under the rug.
In court, Bill ADMITTED to drugging women so he could have sex with them. THAT IS RAPE. I don't want to hear about how this case had no proof. Fucking proof? Bill Cosby himself said he did this! What more proof do you need?!!!!
I refuse to victim blame. I've never been raped and definitely not by someone uber famous and powerful. So, I can not say with any certainty that if I were, I'd go to the cops. I can say that many rape victims (whether by someone famous, the huge football star or by a regular joe shmoe) do not usually go to the cops. They fear being attacked, judged, blamed and not getting any justice. Like you know, what's happening here. So to hear people say that Bill didn't do anything because these poor women went to the police way too late is just disgusting to me. That's not a reason.
Then after that, I start seeing people mention other famous people who are white who's done shitty things. Charlie Sheen and his giving AIDS to women without telling them that he had it, Stephen Collins and how he admittedly molested 3 children, Woody Allen and how he dated and married his practical step daughter. I haven't seen this mentioned, but I'll even add Roman Polanski and his rape against a minor. Everyone says how these people got away with their transgressions and are sticking it to Bill because he's black.
To which I say: You are so dumb. Really, really dumb. We as a society put celebrities on a pedestal. They can do no wrong even when they do the worst. Sheen is getting sued, there is a case forming against him. As for everyone else? Well, they're in the same boat as Bill, only Bill's ship is being sunk because of quantity. Remember up there when I mentioned that his last victim (he raped her in 2004, case against him was in 2005) was the one to bring about the suit? Well, he easily would've gotten away with the many, many, many, many, many women he raped if he had you know.... stopped. At any point. But especially before her. But shit! No one cared even then though. It took 10 years later and a stand up comedian pointing out that he's a rapist for anyone to even take notice!
So yeah, what these white famous people did is disgusting and they should be in prison for it. (Although they tried to get Polanski and Allen's wife obviously never filed charges). But so should Bill. And he was getting away with it just like the rest of them and being looked up to all the while. It's all the same guys. This isn't about fucking race.
Lastly, you're reaching when you bring up police in regards to Bill Cosby. One has nothing to do with the other. I get your point is something like if white people can get away with bad things then why can't blacks (I guess). But the police thing isn't related. There's racism for sure in that but I don't really see black cops getting fired for shooting white people either. It's a cop thing. Cops don't go down for anything ever. There's racism involved still but there's just so many levels with that, you just can't lump that in.
So please, can we stop this madness? It's not a race issue, it's a celebrity issue. I mean, why isn't anyone upset that this went on for so long? He's admittedly raped all these women and has been doing it for decades and you're upset that he's finally getting his just deserts? I can't comprehend the anger about this. Even if it was a race issue, I mean.... he fucking raped a ton of women! Stop making everything Black VS White and make it Justice VS Injustice.