Snoop Dogg has used Paul Gascoigne to brag about how smoking marijuana has not effected his looks.
The Gin And Juice rapper apparently ridiculed Gazza’s ill health as a result of years of alcohol abuse by comparing pictures of himself and the former footballer on Instagram.
Snoop, 47, posted pictures of himself and Gazza aged 20 beside pictures of them both aged 47 captioned “Alcohol Abuse” and “Marijuana Abuse”.
Gascoigne, 52, has battled alcoholism and mental illness for many years, last entering rehab in 2017.
Snoop - real name Calvin Broadus Jr - has always been public about his recreational use of marijuana use and recently set up Leafs By Snoop, a company selling medical and recreational marijuana-related products.
The rapper has come under fire for using Gazza’s image, with social media users branding him insensitive and others pointing out that the footballer’s battle with addiction has also included cocaine and other drugs, as well as alcohol.
One wrote on Instagram: “Snoop Dogg is cold for posting this”
Another tweeted: “Snoop Dogg trying his best but it's a fail..Gazza has also spent years on the coke n probably just about anything else hes managed to get his hands on ...so nice try but that pic is just as much drugs as alcohol [sic]”
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Gascoigne famously went to the aid of murderer Raoul Moat when he was engaged in an armed stand-off with police in Northumberland in 2010.
Gazza later revealed in an interview he had been drinking and snorted 14 lines of cocaine while watching the story of fugitive Moat unfold on the news before he decided to go to his rescue.
Gascoigne has not reacted to Snoop’s post.