Disgraced actor and comedian Bill Cosby's Father's Day post, which was shared on his Instagram page on Sunday, received mixed reactions from his 47 000 followers.
In the clip, a younger Cosby is seen speaking about black history. The video was shared alongside the caption: "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."
Social media users responded to the 81-year-old convicted sex offender's post with both admiration and outrage. Commenting on the post, one user wrote: "Bill was so far ahead of the game ... they never stopped coming for him! (sic)". While another commented: "So everyone's cool with the whole drugging and raping thing? So that's where we are as a society? Give your frigging heads a shake...".
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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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According to reports, Cosby, who last year was convicted of drugging and sexually attacking former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand in 2004, requested the message be posted after he gave a Father's Day speech to fellow inmates at maximum-security prison where he is serving a 3- to 10-year sentence.