Many people in Black society have expressed their outrage and disgust over the new Ebony magazine cover that shows the Cosby Show family with an image of a broken glass. This image is interpreted to imply that the rape accusations by several white women (and a few token Black women thrown in by suspected white supremacists so that the accusations won’t look like the racial lynch mob many people speculate it to be) against Bill Cosby should be used to tarnish not just the image of the Cosby Show family, but the Black family in general.
This is the type of guilty-by-association propaganda we are used to seeing from white owned media outlets. But to see a so-called Black publication be used as the mouthpiece for white supremacy is viewed by many as blasphemy.
For years many people have called out much of the non progressive stigma that has seemed to have crept into the Ebony magazine agenda.
Much of this started in 2011 when Ebony was bought out by white owned company JP Morgan Chase. Since that time,the Ebony magazine readership and their influence has gone downhill. Many people speculate the reason for this is the non-Black input on the overall editorial of the magazine, since it is now co-owned by a white corporation.
A once respectible entity among Black society, Ebony magazine in the eyes of many, has now been reduced to being another second-rate gossip rag, that can be used as the mouthpiece for white supremacist agendas.
Furthermore, Ebony magazine has seemingly been flooded by writers who many accuse of being “pretend” Black feminist. This way, when the questionable endeavors of the magazine gets scrutinized by people within Black society, the writers can take on a faux-pro woman stance, and use shaming tactics against their critics who call out their disingenuous agendas.
The person assigned to write the current Ebony magazine article about Bill Cosby is a Black woman named Goldie Taylor (who allegedly has two children by a white man). Some people have speculated in the past that Goldie Taylor has somewhat of an anti-Black male disposition based on her writings and tweets.
So one shouldn’t be surprised that she was selected to write an article of this nature.
And social media has spoken. Many Black people on Facebook, instagram and twitter are extremely vocal about their disappointment with Ebony magazine.