DC cocktail bar removes its controversial 'Pill Cosby' drink from its menu after sparking outrage on Twitter

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A Washington, DC bar has removed its controversial drink, "Pill Cosby," from the menu after it caused a stir on Twitter.

Served at a new bar called "Diet Starts Monday," the drink not-so-subtly alluded to the accusations of sexual assault that have been levied against comedian Bill Cosby. The Pill Cosby was a hibiscus cocktail topped with empty pills. 

Cosby is facing allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004, and jury selection for the trial began Monday. 

"Diet Starts Monday" is part of an experimental fashion label set up by friends John Geiger and Davin Gentry

Gentry told Washingtonian that the drink should remind people to be more aware of the dangers of date rape in bars. But some Twitter users found the cocktail to be distasteful, and the bar has now removed it from their menu.



The bar announced the cocktail's removal with a tweet Monday afternoon. The owners did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment.



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