Celebrities Slam Kanye West After He Tweets 'Bill Cosby is Innocent!'

Kanye West has started a Twitter war by saying he believes Bill Cosby is innocent as the comic faces rape charges.

Some celebrities are going off on Kanye West after the rapper sparked a Twitter outcry when he tweeted that Bill Cosby is "innocent" of accusations he sexually assaulted women.


February 9, 2016

Sarah Silverman tweeted:

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

February 9, 2016

Actor Patton Oswald said:

There are easier ways to trend, Kanye.

February 10, 2016

Comedian Scott Aukerman poked fun at the rapper and his upcoming album, where he keeps changing the title:

I like "Swish" better RT @kanyewest: BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!

February 9, 2016

TV personality Bill Eichner tweeted:

Are we sure Kanye isn't just a character from Zoolander?

February 10, 2016

The 38-year-old rapper’s tweet was one in a series of posts about his new record and upcoming fashion show in New York City. It surprised some who follow the rapper on social media.

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More than 50 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them in episodes dating as far back as the 1960s. He is currently awaiting trial in Pennsylvania on sexual assault charges, the first criminal counts filed against him. 

Cosby's lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the charges and after a two-day hearing last week, Judge Steven O'Neill rejected it. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 8.

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The 78-year-old comedian had denied any wrongdoing. 

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