Chuck D Addresses Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Controversy on Twitter
No way Im defending Cosby.But this wiping history out wit a swoop is akin to Nazi book burning.Context is everything.PhilSpector still plays-- Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015
"No way Im defending Cosby. But this wiping history out wit a swoop is akin to Nazi book burning," he wrote.
Chuck D likened the situation to super-producer Phil Spector, who was convicted of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2009. Even though Spector is serving 19 years to life, people still listen to the music he produced.
"Context is everything," the rapper tweeted. "Phil Spector still plays."
But not everyone agreed with Chuck D's feelings about the matter. "Cosby's so0called legacy SHOULD be erased bcuz, now we cant laugh at reruns KNOWING he was RAPING girls at the SAME TIME," one Twitter user wrote.
Another tweeted, "Chuck D going to bat for Cosby making my head hurt."
Check out a sampling of his tweets below.
@MrChuckD ... and Cosby's so0called legacy SHOULD be erased bcuz, now we cant laugh at reruns KNOWING he was RAPING girls at the SAME TIME-- NuruUnchained (@NuruUnchained) July 12, 2015
@MrChuckD Would have turned down a drink from him, if he offered?-- Keith King (@Dok_Kang) July 12, 2015
@MrChuckD some of us "old" folks are in here & appreciating you're words & wisdom man, and THIS/twitter may be how the new generation learns-- michaelsherosky (@michaelsherosky) July 12, 2015
I appreciate everyone's opinion on here. I detest silence in society. Stand up, sht. Be a adult & fkn sPEak/type your minds don't be a robot-- Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015