"It's America's Dad": Bill Cosby Resurfaces On Social Media With Bizarre Father's Day Message
The message, which was posted on Cosby’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, hasn’t been well-received.
Bill Cosby posted a Father’s Day message on social media that wasn’t well-received.
“Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads…It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose — strengthening our families and communities,” the post reads.
Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads… It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose —strengthening our families and communities.#HappyFathersDay#RenewedOathToOurFamily pic.twitter.com/6EGrF87t6G
— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 17, 2019
The post features an old video of a 31-year-old Cosby discussing slavery and racism. The clip is taken from a CBS black history month special in 1968.
“America invented the cruelest slavery in the history of the world because it broke up black families. After slavery was over, America kept breaking up the black man’s family and that’s some awful history to teach,” Cosby says in the clip.
The message didn’t resonate well with Twitter users, with many of them responding with jokes to Cosby’s post.
Bill cosby: “i’M aMeRiCa’s dAd”
— aesthetic (@skskskskskSIS) June 17, 2019
Bill Cosby and OJ making Father’s Day comebacks on Twitter? pic.twitter.com/xiTPbY08CD
— Colfax (@HeyColfax) June 17, 2019
Did Bill Cosby really get a verified account to tweet about Father’s Day from prison? Why pic.twitter.com/ZAMgldpWLV
— 💀 мคⓇ𝕘𝔞Ⓡ€𝓽🍍 (@BlanketLord) June 17, 2019
However, the Instagram post of Cosby’s message has gotten favorable comments, with some users calling for him to be released from prison.
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Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads… It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose — strengthening our families and communities. #HappyFathersDay #RenewedOathToOurFamily #RenewedOathToOurCommunity #AmericasFavoriteDad #FarFromFinished
Cosby is currently in prison following his 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. According to Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby, the former actor and comedian isn’t actually tweeting from prison and requested that a Father’s Day message be posted for him.
“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 to USA Today. “That advantage is to be better fathers and productive citizens,” he added.