Bill Cosby created a social media campaign yesterday which backfired causing him to remove his tweet today. Monday afternoon, the 77-year-old comedian and actor posted a photo of himself on his Twitter account inviting the Internet to meme him. Cosby should have devised a more effective method than creating a meme generator for your likeness. According to Time, “the generator enables users to scroll through a series of Cosby photos and add their own text.” Fans would create the text photos with Cosby’s face on it and take screenshots of their creative work. Instead of submitting them through the Cosby website, they allowed the photos to live on their own Twitter accounts all throughout social media, especially Twitter. He replaced the tweet with a more astute tweet inviting fans to his Bill Cosby website. He said: “My hope is that the names and accomplishments of these artists are not lost to history #conversations.”
Some of the responses his meme received were humorous in a positive sense but it was hard for some Cosby fans to not use his self-created meme to highlight past accusations against the comedian. “The comedian was accused of rape nearly 20 years ago but the allegations made headlines again earlier this year when NBC was reportedly considering a sitcom based on the comedian’s life.”
Rumors have it, Cosby’s outrage all started when Hannibal Buress brought Cosby’s issues to the public eye when Buress bluntly called Cosby a “rapist” during a comedy set in Philadelphia.
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