Nothing good can come out of pairing the word "good" with Adolf Hitler, but Erykah Badu sure gave it her best shot after discussing the idea of separating the person from their art in the case of Bill Cosby. "I love Bill Cosby, and I love what he’s done for the world," she explains in a conversation with Vulture. "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." 

Badu took it a step further by claiming that she tries to see the good in people, even Hitler. "I’m not an anti-Semitic person," she said, referencing her defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who's been criticized for his perceived anti-Semitism. "I don’t even know what anti-Semitic was before I was called it. I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler."

When asked what "good" Hitler brought to the table, Badu said he was "a wonderful painter." Badu immediately backed off this argument when pressed about how being "a wonderful painter" correlates with being a "good person," but the damage was already done.

On Wednesday, Johnathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, slammed Badu on Twitter for her remarks, calling them "irresponsible and misguided."

Badu has responded to the backlash she faced by attributing it to the media using "trigger words" to drum up some controversy.