Bill Cosby Celebrates 82nd B-Day in Prison with Bible Quote, Encourages Men to Be 'Great Citizens'
Bill Cosby turned 82 in prison last week and revealed his birthday wish via a cryptic Bible quote posted on social media. Fans responding with opposing views about the comedian.
Cosby’s Twitter account came alive on July 12, the day of his birthday with a message of thanks and wishful thinking. The incarcerated comedian who’s currently serving a 10-year prison term for sexual abuse thanked his supporters and greeters and disclosed his deepest desire for his birthday.
Bill Cosby during his trial sentencing in September 2018. | Source: Getty Images
WHAT COSBY HAD TO SAY ON HIS BIRTHDAY
The tweet which included a photo of the “Cosby Show” star began with, “I would like to thank all of my friends, supporters and family members for wishing me a Happy 82nd Birthday.” Then he proceeds by indulging his fellow inmates who reportedly receive fatherhood lessons from him. He says they asked him “if there was anything special” he would like for his birthday.
Cosby was convicted as a sexually violent predator in September as a result of a case filed by Andrea Constand who claimed the television host drugged and assaulted her in his home back in 2004.
“I politely replied that the greatest present for me is: 1 Corinthians 13:11 — When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things,” the message read. “To all men…it’s time to be Great Fathers, Great American Citizens & Great Husbands. Man Up & Become Men of Valor.”
“Too bad @BillCosby didn’t take his own advice about being a man of valour”
WHAT HIS FANS HAD TO SAY
Fans of the comedian replied to his tweet by celebrating him and his career despite his downfall. Someone who goes by the name Heru Heru wrote,
“No Grand Sir, it is thank you: Thank you very much for all that you have done for us, for all the possibilities you have shown us, and for all the dreams you have given us in our darkest moments in this country, and even in your darkest hour. Thank you Sir.”
“Happy birthday Mr. Cosby,” another greeted. “Keep your head to the sky with all the negativity you deal with on the daily I admire you for still remaining positive through it all.”
A third person also wrote,
“You are a legend Sir Bill no longer should we make white people tell us who are our heroes.”
WHAT HIS DETRACTORS UNLEASHED
However, there were also those who slammed him for his message’s duplicity.
“Too bad @BillCosby didn’t take his own advice about being a man of valour,” expressed @TorontoGal74.
“Very poignant but it’s still messed up what you did to those 55 women though,” another reminded him.
Cosby was convicted as a sexually violent predator in September as a result of a case filed by Andrea Constand who claimed the television host drugged and assaulted her in his home back in 2004. Dozens of other women have also accused the star of abuse.
Cosby appealed his conviction in June on the basis of the lack of credible evidence linking him to his alleged crime. Back in December, he also filed an appeal with the lower court and more recently, with the Pennsylvania Superior Court.