It was a big weekend for people everyone hates going on Twitter. On Saturday, one O.J. Simpson made his debut on the social media service, and was not exactly welcomed. On Sunday evening, no less than Bill Cosby tweeted — from jail — what he seems to have thought would be a heartwarming, bittersweet ode to Father’s Day. It did not go well.
“Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad,” wrote the former star of a once-beloved TV show that has now been tainted because he was convicted of multiple sex offenses. “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”
Cosby included both a yellow flower emoji as well as a gif of him from the salad days, long before dozens of women accused him of various forms of sexual impropriety over the decades.
Did the majority of Twitter suddenly grow nostalgic for a show that has since been pulled from the air, which is perhaps what caused some innocent Cosby Show alumni to get day jobs? Or did they reject his advances with cries for help and unflattering jokes? Let’s see.
One helpful commenter pointed out that Cosby’s gifs have in the last few years been, well, tainted.
Others reminded us that Cosby tweets aren’t new.
And of course, many mentioned the double whammy of O.J. and Cliff Huxtable.
In any case, “America’s Dad” was well on his way to getting ratioed.