Bill Cosby Reamed for Father's Day Post Calling Himself "America's Dad"

June 17, 2019

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Bill Cosby used to make people laugh, but not for missteps like this. On Sunday, the incarcerated 81-year-old's social-media accounts shared an unexpected Father's Day message. "Hey, Hey, Hey...It’s America’s Dad," the post from the convicted sexual assailant began. "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." He then shared an old video that shows him discussing slavery and racism. Cosby's rep, Andrew Wyatt, told USA Today, "Mr. 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." But that's not what people took away from the post on Twitter. "Not so much 'Dad' as the creepy uncle we all stopped inviting to Thanksgiving. You're still not invited, Bill," one Twitter user wrote, while another tweeted, "Hey, hey, hey...it’s time for you to go away."

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 #RenewedOathToOurCommunity #AmericasFavoriteDad #FarFromFinished

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