Bill Cosby Posts A Father's Day Message As 'America's Dad' – And Twitter Is Not Feeling It

NORRISTOWN, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Actor/stand-up comedian Bill Cosby arrives for sentencing for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on September 25, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby Posts A Father's Day Message As 'America's Dad' – And Twitter Is Not Feeling It

"Too soon. Way too soon."

Published June 17, 2019

Celebrity dads everywhere joined in on the social media fun for Father's Day, and incarcerated Bill Cosby refused to be excluded.

The former sitcom star, who is currently serving time after being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in 2018, recently took to social media to send a message to his followers. In short, he sought to remind everyone that he is "America's Dad" — a title that has since soured with time, for many.

"Hey, Hey, Hey...It's America's Dad," he captioned an old clip of him talking about the history of slavery and racism in America. "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."

Take a look, below:

  1. Many of the reactions to the post — which was initially uploaded to his Instagram account — saw folks airing out their disgust, with some urging him to take a close look in the mirror.

  2. Cosby, 81, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a slew of women, many of whom accused him of drugging them prior to allegedly sexually assaulting them. 

    He is currently serving three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania state correctional facility for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2014.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)


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