LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Kanye West caused a Twitter storm recently when he sent out a controversial tweet in support of Bill Cosby.
Despite West not staying on the subject for long, a collection of fans and celebrities began to bash the 38-year-old for his unpopular opinion and for perhaps making the statement to only garner attention.
BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 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
There are easier ways to trend, Kanye.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 10, 2016
West has referenced Cosby before in his recently released song "Facts" where he raps, "Do anybody feel bad for Bill Cosby? Did he forget names just like Steve Harvey?"
The tweets come a day after West made headlines for renaming his upcoming album on the social media site, promising fans that could decipher the title of T.L.O.P. would be gifted with a free pair of Adidas Yeezys and tickets to his Yezzy Season 3 launch event at Madison Square Garden.
Cosby was formally charged with felony sexual assault in January stemming from an alleged incident more than a decade ago during which Andrea Constand, a former Temple University women's basketball executive, claims she was drugged and abused at the actor's suburban Philadelphia home.
This is the first time Cosby has been arraigned on such charges following more than 40 women coming forward with claims that they were assaulted by Cosby.