Malcolm-Jamal Warner regrets the tarnishing of show's legacy

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner regrets the tarnishing of show's legacy

Postby 1001 » 9th October 2015, 20:41

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Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played son Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," says the sitcom's legacy has been "tarnished" by the torrent of sexual allegations against its star, Bill Cosby.

"My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what ... negative stereotypes of people of color, we've always had 'The Cosby Show' to hold up against that," Warner told The Associated Press in an interview this week.

"And the fact that we no longer have that, that's the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale."

Warner became the latest cast member of the long-running hit show - praised by many for its depiction of a wholesome, successful African-American family - to weigh in on the mushrooming scandal that has dogged Cosby over the past year and forced fans to reconsider his image as an avuncular father figure.

Actor Joseph C. Phillips, who played Cosby's son-in-law for three seasons on the show, posted an online essay in July headlined, "Of course Bill Cosby is guilty!"
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