Bill Cosby’s Meme Request Goes Horribly Wrong
Bill Cosby and his social media team got a lesson in the Internet on Monday when they asked the comedian’s Twitter followers to “meme” him.
Apparently not realizing that it’s been less than a month since comedian Hannibal Buress publicly brought up the allegations of sexual assault that were lodged against Cosby in 2006 — following which 13 other women came forward saying that they had also been drugged or assaulted by the former “Cosby Show” star — Cosby’s Twitter team posted a photo of Cosby along with a meme generator and the Tweet, “Go ahead. Meme me! #CosbyMeme.”
Instead of making harmless jokes about sweaters and pudding, Twitter users went wild, creating some inspired memes focusing on the rape allegations against the 77-year-old. The request for memes has since been deleted, according to Us Weekly, but that hasn’t stopped people from enthusiastically circulating some of the resulting images, which you can view below.
Bill Cosby Asked the Internet to Make Him Into a Meme. It Did Not Go Well @BDCWire #CosbyMeme http://t.co/uWLeFYoWDd pic.twitter.com/ih0JNuW8wb
— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) November 11, 2014
How about this one, is this one okay… RT @BillCosby: Go ahead. Meme me! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/1sKnvLdyQl — Jason Steele (@FilmCow) November 10, 2014
Smh this guy @BillCosby a savage #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/t2QLwI28ZN
— Migo Gang (@MisAmigosATL) November 10, 2014
.@BillCosby This is fun! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/O1ScpMBzqA
— Matthew Bramlett (@matthewbramlett) November 10, 2014
I made the same face. #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/iyuh0okjoQ — Sean Campbell (@Melanism) November 10, 2014
Getting up in this with a joke that I made when I initially found out about his disgusting tendencies. #cosbymeme pic.twitter.com/c5dvgq2a9A
— Tabitha Greer (@TabGreer) November 11, 2014
I think this one might be my best, Mr. Cosby! RT @BillCosby: Go ahead. Meme me! #CosbyMeme pic.twitter.com/KJbQiucx6L
— Jason Steele (@FilmCow) November 10, 2014