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Bill Cosby Gets Dragged After Posting Aretha Franklin Tribute

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We don’t say this often … but poor Bill Cosby. The disgraced comedian got the dragging of a lifetime on Twitter Thursday after he attempted to post a sweet message about the late Aretha Franklin.

“Aretha Franklin – I want to thank her for her wonderful voice singing the theme song of “A Different World.” She made a big, strong positive impact on that series,” he said. “I am playing a cut from her CD – the title of the song is “Wholy Holy” – and she’s live in a church. Bon Voyage….. Bill Cosby In Person.”

Folks apparently thought it was inappropriate for Cosby to share his condolences, even if to thank Franklin for her work on his “The Cosby Show” spinoff “A Different World,” and proceeded to snatch what remaining edges he has left.

Aren’t you supposed to be in jail? one commenter wrote, while another jabbed: “Wifi must be good in cellblock c.”

Commentators it seems also took particular offense to Cosby (who now stands accused by some 52 women of sexual assault) paying homage to a woman like Franklin who championed women’s rights

The 81 year old, who has remained mostly out of the spotlight in recent months, is currently out on $1 million bond awaiting sentencing after his April conviction for charges stemming from accusations by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Franklin died Thursday in Detroit at the age of 76 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. During her career, Franklin won 18 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award in 1994. She was also the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Among her notable tracks was also the theme song for “A Different World,” which aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. Franklin sang the theme song for seasons two to five.

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  1. Anita Yarborough

    August 17, 2018 at 8:33 AM

    Thanks so much Mr. Cosby for your very sweet words I hate people for being so cruel to you. Some of them that’s treating you like that cannot judge you. or cast a stone at you. I will always love you and your shows I don’t believe you did what they said. Pay those evil unholy people no attention. Put your trust in God he will always love you and be there for you.

    • A friend

      August 17, 2018 at 11:08 PM

      I agree.

  2. Marjorie

    August 17, 2018 at 7:37 PM

    Those people ridiculing you for your tribute to Aretha Franklin are sick racists and should be ignored. I’ve never seen anything so vicious in my lifetime. They are sad and media is pushing this hate.

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