'Hey, Hey, Hey': Bill Cosby posted for Father's Day – leaving many to diss 'America's Dad'
Bill Cosby tweeted a Father's Day message, calling himself "America's Dad." Twitter users were unimpressed. USA TODAY
Bill Cosby the post reads, "so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose — strengthening our families and communities."
Attached is an old video of Cosby talking about slavery and racism.
Cosby is incarcerated in Pennsylvania following his April 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his 真人百家家乐官网网站home outside Philadelphia in 2004. He was sentenced to three to 10 years.
But his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, told USA TODAY that Cosby requested a Father’s Day message be posted from him.
Wyatt said Cosby wanted to support a group called Man Up.
"Mr. Cosby’s (message) consisted of telling these men who have been incarcerated for many years, but are up for parole soon...to...take the word “disadvantage” and remove the “dis,” and start focusing on the advantage," Wyatt said. "That advantage is to be better fathers and productive citizens."
Lots of commenters were unimpressed, with @baywinter_40 summing things up: "OMG no," @YourFriendCrud saying "YIKES" and @Michaelramos227 asking "Aren't you in prison?"
"You really can't read a room, can you?" @DammitDrakey observed.
"45k views and only 378 likes. I think it's safe to say America fired you, pops," said @KayleighShae.
"Not so much dad as the creepy uncle we all stopped inviting to Thanksgiving. You're still not invited, Bill," tweeted @TheSoundofSnooz.
A lot of responders let their GIFs do the talking:
Though @LaFawndah added the observation, "This isn't going to go well."
@Emm_Belle tweeted, "Hey, hey, hey... it's time for you to go away"
The response wasn't all negative, though. @i_luv_me247 tweeted a GIF of Beyoncé and the message, "Thank you, Sir ..and a Happy Father's Day to you TOO!!"
"Happy Father’s Day mr Cosby aka Dr Hugstable," tweeted @BornLegendary36.
And @JayhawkChalk also had a GIF, plus, "Thanks Bill. You too."
The last time there was a post to Cosby's Twitter account was June 2, to mark the death of chef Leah Chase, known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, who died June 1 at age 96.