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This Is How Bill Cosby Shared That Father's Day Social Media Post From Behind Bars

His rep said the comedian, who's serving time for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, requested the message be shared.
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By Essence · June 17, 2019

A brand-new tweet and Instagram post from Bill Cosby had many scratching their heads, and even logging off social media, on Father’s Day.

On Sunday, an Instagram post from Cosby read: “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.”

The post concluded with a flurry of hashtags, including #HappyFathersDay, #RenewedOathToOurFamily, #RenewedOathToOurCommunity, #AmericasFavoriteDad and #FarFromFinished.

His Father’s Day message post was interestingly accompanied with a throwback video of Cosby talking about racism and America’s role in “breaking up the Black man’s family.”

And while some of Cosby’s fans commented in support, many others were side-eyeing Cosby, especially since he’s behind bars serving time for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.

Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison last April for the 2004 incident.

A rep for Cosby explained just how the comedian was able to post from behind bars.

Andrew Wyatt told USA Today that the comedian wanted the Father’s Day message to be shared on social media. The lawyer said Cosby wanted to support a group called Man Up.

“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,” Wyatt explained. “That advantage is to be better fathers and productive citizens.”