Rahel Gebreyes -Huff Post Black Voices
Ebony’s November cover, which depicts a shattered image of the iconic Huxtable family from “The Cosby Show,” unleashed a wave of controversy when it debuted earlier this month. While some applauded Ebony for taking a brave stance on tackling the rape allegations against Bill Cosby and its impact on the show’s legacy, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is not among those outspoken supporters.
Warner, who stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss his new album “Selfless,” said he was disappointed by the provocative cover. The actor said he was sad to see Ebony, “one of the voices of the black community,” take down the esteemed Huxtable clan.
“[The cover is] contributing to the stereotypical image that society has of the broken black family and the shattered black family,” Warner told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. “And to take something that … for 20 [or] 30 years has been what we have held up as the black family that we all want to aspire to, in terms of the love that we don’t see when we see black families in the media — to take that image and to shatter it, it’s disappointing to a lot of us.”