A 15-year-old sculptor is on a quest to replace two public statues honoring Bill Cosby, including one in Walt Disney World, with his own creation intended to shame the disgraced comedian, Huffington Post reported
Rodman Edwards' proposed artwork is a bronze statue called "Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable." It depicts a miniature Fat Albert, a cartoon character voiced by Cosby, covering the genitals of the naked, bloated body of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the protagonist of "The Cosby Show."
Edwards, of Turlock, California, would like the bronze figure to replace existing statues of Cosby currently on display at the Academy of Television Arts and SciencesHall of Fame in North Hollywood and its satellite location at the Disney resort in Orlando, Florida.
I want people to see what Cosby is really like. I gave him a creepy look because he's a creepy guy. I was a big Fat Albert fan until I found out how he really was," Edwards told Huffington Post. "I just think if the allegations are true, then he should not be represented the way he is by the TV Hall of Fame. Until he apologizes, I think this is a more honest depiction of Cosby."
Thirty-three women have alleged that Cosby sexually assaulted them. The accusations go back to 1965, with many women saying that he drugged them as well, but the comedian has previously denied the allegations.
Edwards wants to build the statue after Feb. 20. That's the day he officially will unveil his proposal at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida.