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Bill Cosby hit on Aretha Franklin’s Twitter tribute

Bill Cosby was slammed online after a tribute to the late “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.

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Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was slammed by social media users on Thursday after tweeting a tribute to the late soul singer Aretha Franklin.

Cosby, 81, tweeted his thanks to Franklin, who sang a song to the sitcom “A Different World”, a spin-off of “The Cosby Show” that focused on Denise Huxtable played by Lisa Bonet.

Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday at age 76, of advanced pancreatic cancer.

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Aretha Franklin – I want to thank her for her beautiful voice sings the theme song of “Another World.” They made a big, strong positive impact on the series.

— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) August 16, 2018

“Aretha Franklin – I want to thank her for her beautiful voice sings the theme song of ‘Another World.’ They made a great, strong, positive influence on the series,” Cosby tweeted.

He said that he would pay tribute to Franklin by listening to her music.

I’m playing a cut from her CD, the title of the song is “all-Holy” – and they live in a church. Bon Voyage….. Bill Cosby In Person.

— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) August 16, 2018

“I’m playing a cut from her CD, the title of the song is ‘all-Holy’ – and they live in a church. Bon Voyage …. Bill Cosby in person,” Cosby continued.

Social media users mocked Cosby, some say that he should be in prison. In April, a jury found Cosby guilty of sexual abuse. He was convicted of drugging and molesting of the Temple University employee Andrea Constant in his Philadelphia home 14 years ago.

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“Aren’t you supposed to be in prison,” one person tweeted.

“How [you] tweeting from prison?” another social media user wrote.

“Wi-fi should be good in cell block c!” another person tweeted.

Cosby is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 24.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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