On Sunday, or Father’s Day, Bill Cosby tweeted for the first time since June 2, when he mourned the death of chef Leah Chase.
In the tweet, Cosby greeted his readers as “America’s Dad,” a moniker that he received as a result of his days on the sitcom The Cosby Show, but which many now say is no longer applicable.
Cosby is currently serving 3-10 years in prison for the “aggravated indecent assault” of Andrea Constand, of which he was convicted in 2018.
Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said that Cosby requested the missive be posted, and that he was trying to send a positive message, stating, 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. That advantage is to be better fathers and productive citizens.”
Attached to the body of the tweet was an old video of Cosby discussing racism and the black family in America in what appears to be an elementary school classroom.
Cosby has received widespread criticism on Twitter, with a few sparse defenders. Commenters on his Instagram post have generally been more positive, with one of the top rated comments reading, “Bill was so far ahead of the game…they never stopped coming for him!” and another stating, “Man if y’all don’t free this man.”
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
Bill Cosby is tweeting. He should be in a cell not on one.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) June 17, 2019
So, Bill Cosby got his Father’s Day tweet out from his jail cell in Pennsylvania. Is he still “America’s Dad,” or is he just another creep in a cell? Let us know in the comments below!