Bill Cosby may still be celebrating his shocking mistrial verdict, but not everyone is supportive of the legendary comedian. Ben’s Chili Bowl, a restaurant in D.C. known for celebrating Black history and culture, has repainted their famous mural—but this time, sans Cosby.
The controversial star has been a regular customer at the Washington hub since his navy days in the 1950’s. A historical sign outside of the restaurant reads, “Thanks in part to the patronage of entertainer Bill Cosby, Ben’s has become a national landmark.”
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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 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💋💋💋
Cosby’s fall from grace has caused many to rethink their support of him. The repainting comes just a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.
Check out the new mural below.