Ben’s Chili Bowl Removes Bill Cosby From Famous Mural

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Bill Cosby may still be celebrating his shocking mistrial verdict, but not everyone is supportive of the legendary comedian these days.

Ben’s Chili Bowl, a restaurant in D.C. known for celebrating Black history and culture, has repainted their famous mural — but this time, sans Cosby.

The controversial star has been a regular customer at the Washington hub since his navy days in the 1950’s. A historical sign outside of the restaurant reads, “Thanks in part to the patronage of entertainer Bill Cosby, Ben’s has become a national landmark.”

Aaaayyyyyeeee when your city put on for you!!!! SO HONORED #DCSTANDUP Thanks @muralsDC.  So proud to be included on the wall at #benschillibowl.  Thanks @mayor_bowser, @benseverything and @aniekanreloaded.  I’m in great company w/ @michelleobama @barakobama, @Davechappelle @ChappelleRCMH @therealdickgregory @eleanorholmesnorton  @jimvance @wale #chuckbrown #robertaflack #muhammadali #prince #harriettubman 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💋💋💋

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However, his tragic fall from grace has caused almost everyone to rethink their support of him. The repainting comes just a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.

The Cos may be free from prison, but his legacy will forever be scarred.

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Check out the new mural above.



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