What may have seemed like a good idea quickly backfired for Bill Cosby and whomever is on his team. The 77-year-old comedian took to Twitter (or someone did it for him) and asked his followers to meme him. In a tweet that has since been deleted, The Cosby Show star posted a throwback photo of himself grinning and reading “HAPPY MONDAY!” The message linked to a meme generator (which has also been pulled) and the star wrote, “Go ahead. Meme me! #CosbyMeme.” As you can imagine things went bad very quickly.
Since Cosby is back under the spotlight for his previous rape allegations, people used this opportunity to remind him of that and that he can’t escape the judge and jury that is Twitter. Check out a few of the memes that were created:
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) November 10, 2014
— 悪魔 (@dvminixk) November 10, 2014
— E.J. Coughlin (@ejc) November 10, 2014
As one tweeter pointed out, this is what was probably expected:
Yeah well that’s not at all what they got. Twitter never misses the chance to go in on any celebrity for any reason, but they stay ready to go after those they deem totally reprehensible. It seems like everyone had their Cosby attacks ready as if they had just been waiting for the right moment, the perfect opening to go after him. While I agree with Katt Williams, that if people have been saying the same thing about your for 20 years then it’s probably true, I wonder what people get out of continually calling Cosby a rapist. And let’s recall that nobody was checking for Cosby until Hannibal Burress reminded the world of the rape allegations. Now all of a sudden it’s worthy of discussion. Again. So what are these people after? Are they looking for a confession of some sorts? Do they think Cosby will eventually address the allegations? That will never happen. Like ever. So, is it just about making sure the world never forgets that Cosby is not America’s lovable dad anymore? I’m not sure. What I do know for sure is that Cosby’s entire team has probably been fired.
What do you think of the Cosby memes?