• Historic Bill Cosby Mural Vandalized In DC

    Someone replaced Bill Cosby’s face on a historic D.C. eatery’s mural with someone slightly worse than Cosby: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    Cosby joins President Barack Obama and several others in a large mural on the side Ben’s Chili Bowl. The owners of the restaurant refused to remove the mural after allegations that Cosby raped several women came to light earlier this year.

    An Instagram user with the handle Smear Leader posted a picture to the social media network and took credit for the vandalism Monday morning.

    “Kim’s Chili Bowl. Instead of looking at a sexual predator, people can celebrate in jubilation that the great leader is now on the their Wall. Eat shit Cosby,” the Instagram user wrote in a caption of the picture.

    The mural, which was finished in 2012, depicts Cosby alongside Obama, Donnie Simpson, a local radio DJ, and Chuck Brown, one of the originators of “Go-Go,” a music genre found primarily in the D.C. area.

    It became a point of contention within the city in July after the transcript of a 2005 deposition was released and showed Cosby admitting to obtaining Quaaludes to give women before he planned to have sex with them.

    Tim Regan of Borderstan spoke with Smear Leader Monday, and the grafitti artist told him he was outraged that the face of Cosby was still on the side of the restaurant.

    “Cosby is Slime and as long as Ben’s allows his face to be up there, they don’t have the right to be upset at ANY criticism coming their way,” Smear Leader told the blog.

    A spokesperson for Ben’s Chili Bowl did not return request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation, but in the past the restaurant has expressed reluctance to remove the mural.

    A similar mural in Philadelphia was covered up in July following the Cosby rape allegations.

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