* DeaderThanDisco: After his sexual assault allegations came to light in 2014 and 2015, Cosby went from being one of the most beloved icons in Hollywood to essentially America's equivalent to Creator/JimmySavile.
* HarsherInHindsight:
** There have been countless examples of this trope and its sister trope FunnyAneurysmMoment pertaining to his work and pop culture references of him since his rape allegations became widely known. Since there is far too much to list on this page (and for RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment), that's all we're going to say here, and you can find the examples on those two tropes' pages.
** In one of his 80s comedy skits, Cosby told the audience how his daughters were furious at his son Ennis for not lifting the toilet lid. "I don't think he's going to live much longer," Cosby said. In 1997, Ennis Cosby was shot to death in Los Angeles during a failed robbery attempt.
* TheWoobie: For those who believe in his innocence he definitely come across as this.
** Not to mention 2015 was meant to be Bill Cosby's comeback year, but due to the accusations Netflix for example refuses to publish his comedy routine "Bill Cosby 77".
** Also his legacy got tarnished and ruined despite the fact that the law says that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.