The Mural Arts Program has removed a North Philly mural depicting Bill Cosby alongside civil rights leaders like Nelson Mandela and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Before photo: Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer; After photo: Colin Kerrigan / Philly.com
Located at North Broad Street and Glenwood Avenue, the wall now displays a blank, white coat that hides the former mural, which was titled "Father's Day." It was reportedly initially painted around 2000, and then renovated in 2008 — several years after Andrea Constand's accusations came to light.
Prior to the mural being removed, however, it had become increasingly defaced with anti-Cosby graffiti, including tags that read "dude with ludes" and "rapist," according to City Paper's Emily Guendelsberger.
Now, the Mural Arts Program is reportedly expected to relocate the mural to another location — sans Cosby. No official announcement has been made, however.