After her controversial tweet about Bill Cosby’s release from prison, Phylicia Rashad decided to apologize to all Howard University students and their parents since she was recently hired as dean there. Check out what the former The Cosby Show actress had to say!
While the social media backlash continues, Phylicia Rashad sent an earlier letter to HBCU’s Fine Arts College in which she not only apologized but promised to participate in training to change for the better as a leader.
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Rashad also deleted the tweet that cornered her earlier this week that read: ‘FINALLY!!!! A terrible mistake is now corrected – an error of justice has been corrected!’
Her formal letter reads: “This week I tweeted a statement that has caused so much pain to many people – both in general and within the Howard community. I offer my sincere apologies. I have since deleted that disturbing tweet. My comments were in no way aimed at survivors of an attack. I strongly oppose sexual violence, I find no excuse for such behavior, and know that Howard University has a zero-tolerance policy for interpersonal violence. In the coming weeks, I plan to actively listen and participate in training sessions to not only strengthen college protocol and behavior, but also learn how to become a stronger ally for survivors and all who have suffered. by misuse .’
The former actress concluded her letter with the words: “Thank you for voicing your concerns, speaking your truth and holding leaders accountable for our actions and words.”
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Although she realized her comment was considered insensitive by victims, Rashad has yet to reveal whether her opinion that Cosby is innocent has changed.
What do you think of her first tweet and her apology? Should she keep her position or should she be fired?