Bill Cosby really shouldn’t have asked Twitter to meme him

That awkward moment when rape jokes are sort of OK.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Nov 10, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 5:55 am CDT

I think all of us will remember where we were when this was tweeted from Bill Cosby’s account amidst a national discussion as to whether the legendary comedian is a serial rapist.

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And meme him Twitter did, though not in the innocuous way Cosby’s social media team for some reason expected. In fact, very few people had anything nice to say about the guy. Most focused on the fact that Cosby was accused in a civil lawsuit of drugging and sexually assaulting 13 women—the suit was settled in 2006—a matter that came to light again recently following comments by fellow comedian Hannibal Buress.

Consider yourself warned: These tweets are brutal.  

Reasonably sure Bill got in trouble for that before. RT “@hueyknew: #CosbyMeme @BillCosby pic.twitter.com/RSZs1p6Ltx

— Coolian Whipopoulus (@CoolWhipIV) November 10, 2014

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Oh man, these are making my day! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/nWwhFEDEhD

— Cornhole West (@Floyd_Banks) November 10, 2014

This one should easily get approved! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/GYysETPODn

— Jake Currie (@jakecurrie) November 10, 2014

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Still waiting on my @BillCosby meme to get approved! I wonder what’s taking so long… #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/3RQrC3s7v9

— Drew Coombs (@random_tangent) November 10, 2014

RT @BillCosby: Go ahead. Meme me! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/YyBz9HWsuX

— sailor goon (@meowmanifesto) November 10, 2014

Smh this guy @BillCosby a savage #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/t2QLwI28ZN

— Migo Gang (@MisAmigosATL) November 10, 2014

#CosbyMeme I think I got it @BillCosby pic.twitter.com/AfFJ6KC3xK

— Selma Thighyek (@ridinwit_AK) November 10, 2014

#CosbyMeme Oh Boy! pic.twitter.com/5shOSuH74c

— E.J. Coughlin (@ejc) November 10, 2014

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Don’t mind if I do… #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/vdS2icWEHD

— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) November 10, 2014

@BillCosby Well, okay #cosbymeme pic.twitter.com/9hhbJmoNki

— Mike (@MacGarnagle) November 10, 2014

.@BillCosby This is fun! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/O1ScpMBzqA

— Matthew Bramlett (@matthewbramlett) November 10, 2014

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BRUH RT @JLspruill: CHRIST RT @EXXO__: #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/5Htlby0O4R

— Keep Mitch McConnell (@WaymoTheGod) November 10, 2014

I hope this never ends #CosbyMeme #CosbyProblems pic.twitter.com/RIpnIrv6tA

— sideshowRaheem (@sideshowRaheem) November 10, 2014

Someone’s getting fired. #cosbymeme pic.twitter.com/GSMsNFcz1D

— Adam Hammer (@AdamHammer) November 10, 2014

might as well join the mob #CosbyMeme @BillCosby pic.twitter.com/LbrjTkql9Y

— Overdue Refunds (@FartoloColon) November 10, 2014

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What is it they say in show business? Something about knowing your audience?

#CosbyMeme http://t.co/Olq3eDgO7H pic.twitter.com/wLnQmOvOG4

— Christina Warren (@film_girl) November 10, 2014

When you can’t drag a man into court, trial by Twitter has got to be the next best thing.

Photo via The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 10, 2014, 9:25 pm CST