Today’s lesson: SMH not only stands for Shaking My Head, but also Social Media Hell.
Yeah. Well. Go figure. Plenty of people jumped on the meme both on his site and directly on Twitter with memes alluding to the more than dozen rape allegations against Cosby over the past three decades. Cosby had settled out of court when a civil suit generated 13 witnesses against him, as recounted in a 2006 People magazine investigation. It all pretty much got swept under the rug by our collective pop-culture consciousness after that, until last month when the media was reminded of it all by Hannibal Buress, who had been cracking jokes at Cosby’s expense onstage.
So when Cosby asked fans to meme him Monday, people were more than happy to show him the error of his ways. And quickly.
Cosby’s query went out at 5:38 p.m. EDT.
— dan barker (@danbarker) November 10, 2014
But here, in chronological order, from among the the flood of replies, the most striking reactions. As comedian Michelle Collins wrote @MichColl: “Someone should tell @BillCosby that no memes no.”
— Henster (@Soft_Serve) November 10, 2014
— Jake Currie (@jakecurrie) November 10, 2014
— Matthew Bramlett (@matthewbramlett) November 10, 2014
— Boarcane (@Boarcane) November 10, 2014
— Adam Wilson (@theleanover) November 10, 2014
— Myka Fox (@MykaFox) November 10, 2014
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) November 10, 2014
— Billy Shakespeare (@hueyknew) November 10, 2014
— Adam Hammer (@AdamHammer) November 10, 2014
— Tara L. Conley (@taralconley) November 10, 2014