Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, is one of the biggest YouTubers on the planet, with the 27-year-old vlogger boasting almost 12million YouTube subscribers and 9.8million followers on Twitter.
In spite of her monumental success, Zoe has managed to maintain a relatively squeaky clean image, with the young star having a tendency to expertly avoid drama and controversy.
Writing: “Excuse me @TanyaBurr but I am OBSESSED with your pink illuminating powder”, Zoe added a gif of Cosby to demonstrate her excitement.
The 80-year-old actor is currently embroiled in a hugely controversial trial, with the comic due to be re-tried on sexual assault charges in November after his first trial ended with a hung jury.
Zoe was seemingly unaware of Cosby’s history and was quickly inundated with tweets from stunned followers:
Isn't that Bill Cosby?? As in sexual predator Bill Cosby??
— Sophieeee (@dEaDiNsIdEoX) August 15, 2017
Extremely bad taste to post this Zoe, Bill Cosby sexually abused children
— Darren (@Darren93499669) August 15, 2017
okay but really? bill cosby?
— sol (@carltontekira) August 15, 2017
Upon learning of her mistake, the YouTuber swiftly deleted the tweet, apologising for the mishap.
She wrote: “Thanks for letting me know about that GIF guys, I wasn’t aware of him. Maybe twitter should remove that from the ‘makeup’ drop down…”
She then posted her original tweet again, although this time with a gif of US comedian Miranda Sings.