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.”
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and it’s safe to say some aren’t impressed with Cosby’s fatherly message.
Waking up to see Bill Cosby tweeting from jail and trying to reclaim 'America's Dad' mantle pic.twitter.com/6Eaw6ZBA0h
— The High Evolutionary (@TeflonGeek) June 17, 2019
Bill cosby: “i’M aMeRiCa’s dAd”
— aesthetic (@skskskskskSIS) June 17, 2019
Bill Cosby on Twitter like … pic.twitter.com/ejNvgntnyW
— Steven R. Walker (@Steve_R_Walker) June 17, 2019
When you see OJ and Bill Cosby are now active on Twitter dot com… pic.twitter.com/Ey9JfQVI0G
— ?? (@AndyCarlsonShow) June 17, 2019
(Sees OJ and Bill Cosby trending) pic.twitter.com/48GHhCWjft
— Lou Hare (@thefakelouhare) June 17, 2019
*Logs on Twitter*
Bill Cosby: “Happy Fathers Day” pic.twitter.com/Svz3suFey9
— pia (@shalarey_) June 17, 2019
Before clicking to see why Bill Cosby is trending pic.twitter.com/DXiB3JCIVn
— AC (@LaCroixIsTrash) June 17, 2019
OJ: “I got some getting even to do”…
Bill Cosby: “Happy Fathers Day”…
— ? (@SportsRhetorik) June 17, 2019
“Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…" ; Bill Cosby who’s behind bars serving time for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand posted for Father's Day. pic.twitter.com/PqA0KaWdEM
— Pat Carman (@CarmanPat2) June 17, 2019
America’s Dad? More like America’s Gag. pic.twitter.com/TN3BcUkEgv
— John ? (@JohnStrikwerda) June 17, 2019
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