The Smithsonian says comedian's art display won't be brought down

AAmid rape accusations and controversy, The Smithsonian says it has no plans to take down an exhibit featuring art on loan from Bill Cosby.

The Smithsonian says Bill Cosby's art display won't be brought down

Following series of undefinedagainst Bill Cosby, The Smithsonian have decided to continue displaying an exhibition that showcases the comedian's private art collection.

According to some critics, the museum should bring down the pieces Bill and his wife, Camille, loaned to Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's 50th anniversary exhibit.

"First and fundamentally, this is an art exhibit," Richard Kurin, a representative of Smithsonian told The Associated Press.

"So it's not about the life and career of Bill Cosby. It's about the artists. We certainly don't condone his behavior," Kurin said. "We're just as deeply disturbed and disappointed as I think everybody else."

According to AP, the Cosbys gave a gift of $716,000, which covers nearly the entire cost of the exhibit, AP reports.

Some celebrities who previously defended the actor, have come out to undefined

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