Bruce Pearl NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 12: Bruce Pearl the head coach of the Auburn Tigers gives instructions to his team against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second round game of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Controversial rapper Kanye West has created headlines in recent weeks after a string of antisemitic statements, being dropped by every major sponsor, and even getting his high school basketball team kicked out a tournament.

Conservative commentator Candace Owens, a longtime friend of West’s, also turned heads when she recently refused to condemn the rapper’s out-of-pocket statements.

Dennis Prager, a multimillionaire and leader of the conservative Prager University, penned an op-ed on in which he said wish Owens had said more about West’s words than she did.

Candace Owens has now been charged with antisemitism — for defending and not condemning her friend Kanye West after his antisemitic outbursts. Ideally, she would have. She could have said something like what Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said about President Ronald Reagan when, during the Cold War, in a show of support for West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Reagan visited Bitburg, a World War II German military cemetery where 49 Nazi Waffen-SS soldiers were buried. Peres said, “When a friend makes a mistake, he remains a friend, but the mistake remains a mistake.”

I wish she had said something to that effect, and I hope she will, especially since Ye keeps upping the antisemitic ante.

That brings us to Auburn Tigers men’s basketball head coach Bruce Pearl, who took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the article and defend Owens:

“This is really good reading and I believe an accurate account of the Kanye West Candice Owens Anti semitism story. My more liberal friends may not see it this way, but I believe it to be fair and true. I’m a Big Fan of  Candace Owens,” Pearl wrote.

Auburn starts its season Nov. 7th when it hosts the George Mason Patriots.

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