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.”
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.