Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Is this the worst blowback ever from an internet stunt?

The thing that most fascinates me about the new flurry of interest in the Bill Cosby rape allegations is the fact that the only reason it is getting so much attention all of a sudden is because Bill himself tried to start an internet meme as a publicity stunt. The allegations had been downplayed and ignored for years by the media and much of the public at large was barely aware of them. That all changed only because the Coz tweeted a picture of himself last week and asked to be memed. Thanks to Bill's own tweet many more people now think of him as a serial rapist, new accusers are coming out of the woodwork, and the negative publicity is starting to have real world consequences for Cosby's remaining career.