As Vulture points out, she must think we have the memory of goldfish.
Yesterday – I’m SURE I don’t have to remind you – the Cosby Show actress tweeted:
“FINALLY! a terrible wrong is being righted; a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” about Cosby’s release from prison.
That did NOT go over well on the social media platform, as thousands of “Bye, Phylicia!” tweets began trending. She must have known it would be controversial, though, as she disable the comments on her post.
A few hours later, though, better sense prevailed (or perhaps a savvy PR person stepped in for damage control) and she backtracked… a bit… tweeting:
“I fully support survivors of sexual assault coming forward. My post was in no way intended to be insensitive to their truth,” she wrote. “Personally, I know from friends and family that such abuse has lifelong residual effects. My heartfelt wish is for healing.”
Howard University, where she teaches, had its own statement soon thereafter, saying that while Rashad’s tweet “lacked sensitivity” toward Cosby’s survivors, “personal positions of university leadership do not reflect Howard’s policies.”
So her job is safe… but her reputation is suffering today.
Rashad infamously said in a 2015 interview with Showbiz 411 that she was skeptical of the vast number of sexual-assault allegations being lodged against Cosby.
“Forget these women,” she explained. “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”