logo

Bill Cosby’s Aretha Franklin tribute spreads adverse reaction: 'Wifi must be good in cellblock'

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 17, 2018
09:41 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

The disgraced actor sparked controversy when he tweeted a tribute to the late singer following the news of her tragic passing on Thursday.

Advertisement

Aretha Franklin passed away in Detroit on August 16, after a long battle with advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. She was 76 years old. Since the news broke, tributes to the Queen of Soul have been pouring in.

But one particular tribute raised eyebrows. Bill Cosby, who was convicted of in April on three counts of aggravated assault, has been awaiting sentencing in silence, but decided to tweet his condolences when he heard of Franklin's passing.

Franklin sang the theme song on the "Cosby Show" spinoff "A Different World," and he shared a clip of her beautiful voice singing the tune.

Advertisement

On of his few public "appearances" since his conviction drew plenty of attention, with people quickly snapping back at him over the social media site.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

While Cosby has been convicted, he is currently out on a $1 million bond as he awaits his sentencing, which is scheduled for late September. In the meantime, he has been forced to surrender his passport to ensure he doesn't leave the US.

Rumors surrounding the actor's behavior towards women have been doing the rounds for years, but the marjority of the accusations had way passed the statute of limitations for rape cases to be tried.

In 2015, a case was opened by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, in which she stated Cosby had given her pills that had left her incapacitated, and then proceeded to molest her.

The June 2017 trial ended in a hung jury, but found new life after the #MeToo movement later in the year, and April 2018 saw him face a guilty verdict for his actions.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Meet John Travolta's Only Living Son Benjamin Who Experienced the Painful Loss of 2 People He Loved

February 21, 2022

Michael Landon Adopted His Stepkids & Gave up the One Who ‘Really’ Did Not Know ‘Reason Why’ He Was Rejected

March 15, 2022

Christie Brinkley Was ‘Wrongly Vilified’ by Her Husband’s New Wife amid Public Divorce & Custody Battle

February 22, 2022

Kate Middleton Hoped to Reconcile With William in 2007 - He Abandoned Her via Phone Call While She Was at Work

January 28, 2022