Kanye West gets backlash for defending Bill Cosby
The rapper caused a stir on social media when he declared Bill Cosby’s innocence.
West declared his support for the comedian who is accused of sexually assaulting more than 50 women, in a tweet on Tuesday.
The post has caused angry backlash from both critics and fans who say they have lost all respect for the hip - hop mogul.
- rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) February 9, 2016
The fact @kanyewest thinks he is untouchable will be the downfall of him!
- Jess Impiazzi (@jess_impiazzi) February 10, 2016
- Princess Ibit (@PrincessIbit) February 10, 2016
- sadvil (@crylenol) February 10, 2016
- jordy | 3 days (@ZODlACMGC) February 9, 2016
Kanye West tweeted that Bill Cosby is innocent?
This is the last straw.
He just lost my vote in 2020.
- Brosephine Wires (@JoParkerBear) February 9, 2016
Cosby who has for years denied allegations of assault by dozens of women, was charged in December last year with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 after plying her with drugs and alcohol.
The charges, filed days before the statute of limitations on the alleged crime was to expire, are the only criminal charges the entertainer faces.
He has been implicated in allegations of attacks dating back to the 1960s.