As we reported yesterday, Kanye West was off on one of his beautiful, dark, twisted Twitter rants. Towards the end he posted, “BILL COSBY INNOCENT!!!!!!!” It was one of those moments where the fun of something (West ranting) runs off the rails and becomes very, very not fun.
Naturally, this being a Twitter rant, there was a strong Twitter reaction. Surprisingly, many supported West’s rather unpopular and inconsiderate position. Unsurprisingly, many, many more did not. Tweets and think pieces slamming West piled up all last night and into this morning. We’re sure it’s not really going to spoil the launch of Yeezy Season 3 and the album that is still mysteriously known as “T.L.O.P.” Yet, at this moment of high, high visibility for West, it’s just not a good thing.
To give you the tenor of what’s going on out there (and to offer comment on West’s tweet), we’ve compiled some of the best Twitter responses to West’s post. Know that we’ll be updating this with more tweets from more voices as the day goes on.
to be clear, BILL COSBY is a piece of shit who raped and ruined lives— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) February 10, 2016
I’m just hoping he doesn’t double down and make ‘Bill Cosby Innocent’ the name of his new album.— Anderson Pac (@donwill) February 9, 2016
I mean Bill Cosby could be innocent tho, the world could be flat, 2Pac could be alive, but I believe in Bigfoot so don’t listen to me.— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) February 10, 2016
kanye is that friend u have 2 constantly defend n the one time u take him 2 a party he gets drunk af n starts yelling “BILL COSBY INNOCENT”— BRANDON WARDELL (@BRANDONWARDELL) February 9, 2016
There are easier ways to trend, Kanye.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 10, 2016
Kanye!! You can’t be for real. FIFTY WOMEN. With nothing to gain thanks to a statute of limitations ON RAPE. Oy. https://t.co/3ekYD43uMs— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 9, 2016
Are we sure Kanye isn’t just a character from Zoolander?— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 10, 2016
“Nothing could diminish my love for Kanye”- me, from 2004 until I looked at Twitter just now— Melanie Lynskey (@melanielynskey) February 10, 2016
undermining the experience of the women involved in this situation is not the appropriate way to get album promo https://t.co/b88XV2peJt— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) February 9, 2016
Im’ma let you finish but Kanye West wrote the worst tweet of all time— elan gale (@theyearofelan) February 10, 2016
DON HENLEY IS END OF THE INNOCENCE!!!!!!— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) February 10, 2016
Kanye is defending Cosby. What an asshole. I bet even Cosby is like, “K-Dubs, I’m good. Stop talking. Please.”— Joe DeRosa (@joederosacomedy) February 9, 2016