Before my monthly hair cut appointment I stopped off at Whitcoulls for a browse. Nothing much happening in the magazine section but a copy of The Guardian Weekly caught my eye.
Now, you all know about my devotion to The Guardian- it's one of the things I miss most about living in the U.K. and while I check the online version regularly it doesn't beat reading a real paper.
So, I bought it and shock horror probe- it cost $8.50. Even the girl behind the counter with fifty piercings in her face was shocked on my behalf. I gasped and said it may be a while before I buy another one and she said, yeah, I don't blame you and I departed to get my hair cut.
While waiting- she was doing a fancy cut on some girl, I read most of The Guardian Weekly.
Including a piece on Bill Crosby by Hadley Freeman. The whole thing is here... http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/19/bill-cosby-image-shielded-cliams-rape-lectured-black-america
Hard to believe that the guy who gave us Fat Albert and all those stories about
|Ms Freeman - I'm refusing to put|
a picture of Mr Cosby on my blog.
That's the point though, isn't it. He covered himself in an image brilliantly-so brilliant that our first thought of these accusations is 'how can that be true?'
Apparently it's all been common knowledge for years (same pattern as all those other recent celebrity douches) but it's only being taken seriously now.
Shame on us all. I feel manipulated and sick that he's both done these despicable things and conned us all into thinking he's a nice guy.
If I had any of his albums they would have gone the same way as my Lost Prophet CDs.
Love and peace - Wozza