Bill Cosby Criticized For Referring To Himself As ‘America’s Favorite Dad’ On Father’s Day

Zoe Kravitz: I struggled with accepting myself as black.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Criticized For Referring To Himself As ‘America’s Favorite Dad’ On Father’s Day

Fallen icon Bill Cosby is facing controversy once again after being found guilty last year for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. The incident took place in his home. She was just one of roughly 50 women who accused Cosby of sexual assault. Cosby, who has since gone blind, is now currently serving time at SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

That didn’t stop him from posting Father’s Day message Sunday. He shared a clip of him speaking to students in a classroom and added the caption,

“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.


In the clip, Cosby gives a Black history lesson.

“After slavery was over America kept breaking up the Black man’s family. That’s some awful history to teach. If you want to look history right straight in the eye, you’re gonna get a black eye. Because it isn’t important whether a few Black heroes got lost, or stolen or strayed in America’s history textbooks. What’s important is why they got left out. Now this country has got a psychological history. There was a master race, there was a slave race. And though there isn’t any political slavery anymore, those same old attitudes have hung around. The burning part of burn baby burn is right here in this classroom.”

View this post on Instagram

#BillCosby shares a #FathersDay message.

A post shared by the Jasmine BRAND (@thejasminebrand_) on

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and it’s safe to say some aren’t impressed with Cosby’s fatherly message.

What do you think about Bill Cosby’s message? Let us know in the comments. 

Authored by: Char Patterson