Bill Cosby costume sparks social media controversy

Bill Cosby
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby is replacing his longtime lawyer in a sex abuse lawsuit filed by a woman claiming she was molested by the comedian in the 1970s when she was 15-years-old. Cosby’s new attorney Christopher Tayback filed a form on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, reflecting that he was replacing Cosby’s longtime attorney, Martin Singer, on the case. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The big question the morning after Halloween: Too soon or nah?

Via Stanley Roberts Facebook page (Courtesy: Rip Malloy)
Via Stanley Roberts Facebook page (Courtesy: Rip Malloy)
The social networks were stirring Sunday after photos showing a Halloween costume portraying comedian Bill Cosby as an I nflatable doll and spiking a drink with drugs.

Too Soon? # BillCosby#PeopleBehavingBadlyCourtesy Rip Malloy

Posted by Stanley Roberts KRON 4 on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Some social media users thought the idea was hilarious…

“This costume wins the Internet tonight…. By far.” -Eric ‘Modemman’ Van Hagen on Stanley Roberts’ Facebook

Meanwhile, others found it to be offensive…

“Rape is NEVER funny and to make fun of it in any form is WRONG! Shame on those that do. It could happen to you or your loved one. One never knows!” -Geanie Simons on Stanley Roberts’ Facebook

Rapper Nicki Minaj found an issue with the costume and wasn’t shy to express her feelings on her Instagram page.

Nicki Minaj

Cosby has been accused by nearly 60 women of rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, and/or sexual misconduct, as of October 23, 2015. Reportedly, Cosby has been involved in these incidents since the 1960s. As a result of the allegations, the CAA no longer has Cosby as a client and several universities rescinded his honorary degrees.

Cosby jokes have been Internet popular on social media for the past year. Some people thought that the line was crossed in this situation, while others enjoyed it and looked at it as harmless fun.

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