Ben’s Chili Bowl, a restaurant in Washington, D.C., known for celebrating Black history and culture, has repainted its famous mural — but this time, sans Cosby.
The controversial star has been a regular customer at the popular eatery since his days in the U.S. Navy in the 1950’s. A historical sign outside the restaurant reads, “Thanks in part to the patronage of entertainer Bill Cosby, Ben’s has become a national landmark.”
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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 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💋💋💋
But that was before his tragic fall from grace. The repainting comes just a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.
For the time being, Cosby may have avoided prison, but his legacy will forever be scarred.
Check out the new mural above.
Ben’s Chili Bowl Scrubs Cosby Image From Famous Mural was originally published on globalgrind.com