We have officially lost count of the number of rape and sexual assault allegations against "America's Dad" Bill Cosby, but then again, one was already too much. As the allegations flow, more and more people are sharing their opinions and taking sides on the matter, but the art world has been relatively quiet about the whole thing. Street artist FLOOD broke the silence when he posted the perfect response outside of the Fat Baby lounge on the Lower East Side in New York City.
The paste features Fat Albert, the lead character from the cartoon that Cosby created, produced, and voiced. The sign in the character's hands includes his catchphrase "Hey Hey Hey" and adds "Bill Just Admit It!" Hyperallergic asked FLOOD about the origins of the piece and its placement, and the artist shared handwritten responses along with a sketch.
FLOOD has also created pieces in reaction to the Eric Garner case and other social issues, using bold and brightly colored text to capture the attention of passers by. Follow him on Instagram for more biting social commentary.