EBONY just unveiled the cover of its November issue and it’s bold!
Dubbed “The Family Issue(s),” this month’s feature will explore the legacy of the Cosby Show and whether or not it can be salvaged in the wake of the dozens of rape allegations levied against Bill Cosby.
“Nearly two decades after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report on Black life in America and in the midst of President Ronald Reagan’s ‘war on drugs,’ network honchos at NBC took a huge gamble: They put a strong, loving and successful Black family on prime-time television,” Goldie Taylor writes. “Now, some three decades later, as Cosby stands accused of sexually assaulting at least 40 women, Black America is left to grapple with his once-unimpeachable legacy. If Bill Cosby is finished, what does that mean for Cliff, and the rest of the tribe called Huxtable?”
The striking cover, and the fierce debate over Cosby, will no-doubt have folks talking and taking sides.
Over on Twitter, the cover has already sparked quite a reaction.
— Petty Shabazz (@haaaymissatwell) October 15, 2015
— lesliecamille (@Hautemommie) October 15, 2015
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 15, 2015
Just like that, I'm done, Done, DONE w/ @EBONYMag! I would expect this type of Cosby cover from "other" publications, not you! Tacky. Gross.
— Danielle Jennings (@daniellej416) October 15, 2015
— Edison Espinosa (@_Edison_joao) October 15, 2015
@EBONYMag is having a case of the "no chill" I see. I approve.
— Cracked Phone Screen (@I_Am_Durty) October 15, 2015
Ebony magazine so wrong for that November cover
— yoncé (@Keyannaaa) October 15, 2015
— P Mimi Poinsett MD (@yayayarndiva) October 15, 2015
— Dorean (@DoreanRose) October 15, 2015
— ChefShandyWap (@shandy21) October 15, 2015
— Debra Bass (@debrabass) October 15, 2015
— Yukio Strachan (@boldandworthy) October 15, 2015
— There's No E In Cory (@CoryTownes) October 15, 2015
Ebony magazine is doing their cover story on the problems of the black family as if that's some shit we should allows other races to see smh
— Percy Mack (@KingTeeJay) October 15, 2015
— Ryan Williams (@RyanWmsNBC) October 15, 2015
That @EBONYMag November issue cover will either ruffle some feathers or have people applauding.
— gina cherelus (@jeanuh_) October 15, 2015
We cannot wait to get our hands on this issue when it hits newsstands and read Taylor’s take on the legacy of the Cosby Show, but until then, let us know what you think of the cover.
Is the November cover of EBONY bold or disrespectful? You be the judge!