- The Washington Times - Monday, February 23, 2015

A 15-year-old California artist has proposed building a bronze sculpture of a life-sized nude Bill Cosby in an effort to highlight sex abuse awareness.

Representatives for the teenage Rodman Edwards revealed images Friday of the proposed project, titled “Fat Albert Cries for Dr. Huxtable,” at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, Raw Story reported.

Rodman, who lives in Turlock, California, said he wants to build the sculpture to bring awareness to the numerous sexual assault allegations against the comedian.

The statue features a nude Mr. Cosby with arms outstretched, and a miniature Fat Albert covering his genitals.

“As a fan, I think I just felt compelled to depict two of Bill Cosby’s creations at odds with each other, because Bill Cosby seems to be at odds with what I always thought Dr. Huxtable stood for,” Rodman said.

Rodman and the gallery owner believe the figure should replace the current statues of Mr. Cosby on display at Hall of Fame in Orlando and North Hollywood, a local Fox affiliate reported.

“Rodman captured Cosby’s real character,” Cory Allen, who also serves as the 15-year-old’s spokesman, said in a press release. “I think this is a more appropriate statue than the one depicting America’s Dad at the TV Hall of Fame.

“Hall of Fame statues should not be exempt from reevaluation. Sometimes they need to be removed or replaced,” Mr. Allen said. “Joe Paterno’s statue was taken down following the 2011 Penn State sex abuse scandal. Maybe the TV Hall of Fame and Disney should take note.”

Rodman is the son of sculptor Daniel Edwards, best known for his life-sized nude image of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug, Raw Story reported.

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