Aasif Mandvi to alter 'The Qu'osby Show' in light of recent scrutiny of Bill Cosby
Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi announced upcoming changes to his web series "The Qu'osby Show," of which TAKE ON HATE is a supporter.
Last week I asked you to join me and my partners in an effort to combat anti-Muslim bias through comedy. With your generous support, we’ve raised over $8,000 of the $20,000 we need to finish post-production on a sitcom parody web series about an all-American Muslim family, the Qu’osbys, that I have been developing over the past year.
At the same time, public scrutiny of Bill Cosby -- whose 80s sitcom, The Cosby Show, we parody -- was escalating. Each day has brought new accusations of sexual assault and rape.
The purpose of this project, to foster better understanding of American Muslims, is too important to me to take the risk of distracting from our core intention or alienating supporters. We want this web series to be a project everyone will feel excited to get behind. People shouldn’t have to chose between their desire to express outrage at anti-Muslim bias AND Cosby’s history of violence.
Click here to read his entire message and about the upcoming changes.