Bill Cosby Bust Removed From Walt Disney World After Online Petition Grabs Attention

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Starting today, theme park visitors to Walt Disney World will notice a subtle change at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yesterday, a Walt Disney World spokesperson stated that the bronze bust of comedian Bill Cosby would be removed after the park closed from normal operations Tuesday evening – and it was.

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(Above photo by Melissa Loflin)

Here is the pedestal on which the bust formerly sat, now empty:

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Still remaining (for now) is a plaque with Bill Cosby’s name on it:

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The move came after an online petition began drawing attention to the recent controversial public figure. It may be a surprise to some, but Disney is no stranger when it comes to distance itself from controversial subjects, including entertainment personalities.

The bust, now removed, was in the park since 1994.

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