Erykah Badu: 'I See Good In Adolf Hitler & Bill Cosby,' Twitter Goes Crazy
By Isha Thorpe
January 24, 2018
As many R&B fans know, Badu has always had a strong mind of her own and has said some questionable things regarding certain public figures and situations that have left us shaking our heads in disbelief. However, the star's recent comments about Adolf Hitler and Bill Cosby seems to have started a whirlwind on social media that we're not sure if she'll be able to recover from anytime soon.
“That I don’t want to get scared into not thinking for myself. I weigh everything,” she explained in the interview. “Even what you just asked me, I would have to really think about it and know the facts in each of those situations before I made a judgment.”
While speaking about Cosby and the dozens of sexual assault allegations he's faced over the past couple of years, Badu said: “Because I love Bill Cosby, and I love what he’s done for the world. But if he’s sick, why would I be angry with him? The people who got hurt, I feel so bad for them. I want them to feel better, too. But sick people do evil things; hurt people hurt people.”
But, that's not all, folks. So, hang tight. Next, Badu gave her two cents about Hitler...
Describing herself as a "humanist," Badu said: “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler... Hitler was a wonderful painter." Let's also add that Badu was being interviewed by a Jewish journalist, which just makes this a billion times worse.
When the interviewer told her that Hitler wasn't a good person or painter, she replied: "Okay, he was a terrible painter. Poor thing. He had a terrible childhood. That means that when I’m looking at my daughter, Mars. I could imagine her being in someone else’s home and being treated so poorly, and what that could spawn. I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me."
Take a look at some Twitter reactions to Badu's interview below. We just... cannot...
Erykah Badu-“I see some good in a lot of people”— Rashad (@BRashadBeal) January 24, 2018
Me reading the interview: “Yes, I can see her point”
Erykah-“Even Hitler, He was a beautiful painter”
Jewish Interviewer-“No he wasn’t!”
Erykah-“Ok he wasnt”
Me thinking: “Then why would you use him as an example?” pic.twitter.com/lWfC9VI5V5
i am purposely ignoring whatever erykah badu said. i got more than enough people to cuss out on this week's show.— king crissle (@crissles) January 24, 2018
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