'Ebony' editor stands by magazine's controversial Cosby cover, even though people feel weird about it.

'Ebony' editor stands by magazine's controversial Cosby cover, even though people feel weird about it.
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The divisive cover of the November issue of Ebony shows the stars of The Cosby Show underneath a layer of shattered glass. For all you literal thinkers, it's a metaphor. Ebony tweeted the cover and said the issue "separates Cliff Huxtable & Bill Cosby." The accompanying article asks what Bill Cosby's "shattered" image (he's now been accused of rape by more than 50 women) means for the legacy of the show that portrayed such an adored, iconic black family.

The editor of Ebony, Kierna Mayo, acknowledged mixed reactions to the cover on Twitter.

Mayo told CNN that she was so stressed out about the decision to run the cover that she hadn't slept in two days, but believes the magazine is "simply asking African-Americans to have a very passionate, a very honest and a very forthright conversation about what this means."

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