Twitter Reacts to Bill Cosby's Father’s Day Message from 'America's Dad'

Convicted felon Bill Cosby has been widely criticized for tweeting a message on Father's Day claiming that he is still "America's Dad."

Twitter reacted with criticism and anger to Imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby's message on Father's Day in which he claims that he is still "America's dad."

The 81-year-old convicted felon sent the tweet from inside the prison in which he is incarcerated, to the astonishment of social media.

"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." Bill Cosby


The message from Cosby to "all of the Dads" called on fathers to strengthen their families and laid claim to what was once his proudest title. America's Dad.

The message was accompanied by a clip from 1968 showing Cosby at the age of 31 talking about how slaver had separated black families for generations.

"America invented the cruelest slavery in the history of the world because it broke up black families. After slavery was over, America kept breaking up the black man's family and that's some awful history to teach," he said.

Despite his conviction for sexual assault, comedian Bill Cosby maintains his innocence.


The response of the Twitter community was prompt, and angry at a convicted sex offender laying claim to being "America's Dad."

"You're not my dad!"

"Strengthen families by not being unfaithful to your wife, by not treating young women like they're on the menu, and by not being a bad example to young men. Asshole."

"Just seen two tweets — one from Bill Cosby wishing dads Happy Father's Day and the other a video from OJ Simpson saying Khloe Kardashian isn't his daughter. That's about enough internet for me this evening." 


Several comments alluded to the strange fact that Cosby is posting tweets from prison, where neither he nor any of the prisoners are supposed to have cell phones.

Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's spokesman revealed that the comedian had requested that a Father's Day message be posted for him.

"Mr. Cosby's [message] consisted of telling these men who have been incarcerated for many years, but are up for parole the word 'disadvantage' and remove the 'dis,' and start focusing on the advantage," Wyatt said.


Cosby, who became a TV icon as Cliff Huxtable, the exemplary father of a family of 5 on the hit series "The Bill Cosby Show," was one of America's most beloved and respected personalities until stories of his abusing young women came to light in the aftermath of the #MeToo Movement.

#MeToo prompted women to disclose sexual misconduct in the workplace and brought about the downfall of several celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Bill Cosby.

Cosby was the first celebrity to be convicted and is currently serving a three to 10-year sentence in Pennsylvania. He was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home in January 2004.

After Constand accused him, dozens of women have spoken up about Cosby's decades-long history of sexual assault.

Cosby's wife and children have never visited him in prison, not even for father's day.

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From behind prison walls, Bill Cosby released a statement saying he has "no remorse" because he is innocent, adding he feels he is a "political prisoner." Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, visits the convicted 81-year-old entertainer regularly. His most recent trip to SCI Phoenix in Skippack to see him was just a couple weeks ago — his 15th visit in total. Wyatt described Cosby as "strong." "He said, 'I am making the best of it, and I am fine.' And he said, 'I am treated very well here,' " added Wyatt. Cosby explained in a statement that he has no remorse because "I was given a deal; I settled out of court for $3.8 million dollars; I waived my 5th amendment rights; I was declared Not Guilty in 2005 by the Commonwealth - never charged. However, a low-life District Attorney and a corrupt Judge needed me Guilty now. Not for justice, but for their political aspirations." Cosby wakes up before dawn, according to Wyatt, and works out in his cell to stay physically fit, though he has griped that the food is too salty. "To get the sodium off the food, he puts his food in a cup and he rinses it off three times at the sink with water to get the sodium off, and he eats the food," said Wyatt. "He said that it reminds him of some of the great political prisoners, like MLK and Randall Robinson, Dr. Benjamin Chavis and Nelson Mandela." Wyatt said Cosby feels he is behind bars because of his political beliefs. "Because people did not like how he was trying to engage the black community on becoming entrepreneurs — not just the black community, but all communities, all races, to have a voice," he noted. Cosby may be eligible for parole after three years, but he may have to serve the 10-year maximum if the parole board feels he is not taking responsibility or if he doesn’t fulfill the requirements of his sentence. But Cosby maintains his innocence, and he has refused to attend required classes as part of a sexually violent predator designation. "He said, 'Andrew, they want me to go to these classes,' but he said, 'I’m not attending,' " explained Wyatt. In his statement, Cosby called the mandatory classes "entrapment." #freebillcosby #FarFromFinished

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Despite his conviction for sexual assault, comedian Bill Cosby maintains his innocence.

Cosby, who has been accused by more than 60 women of sexual misconduct is comparing himself to 3 Black civil rights activists and claiming that his imprisonment is racially motivated.

Cosby who was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault compares himself to Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela.

Cosby has shown no remorse and states that he has been convicted for "infidelity" since according to him, his relations with his victim were consensual.

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