Stars react to Rittenhouse verdict on social media: ‘It has shown that it remains legal to murder while white’

16 days ago

Kenosha news, Wisconsin news.

Many celebrities have taken to social media to react after learning that Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts including the fatal shooting of two protesters last year.

“John Huber and Karen Bloom, parents of murderer K. Rittenhouse’s victim Anthony Huber: The verdict ‘sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street’,” Oscar-nominated Director Ava DuVernay wrote.

Actor Rachel Zegler described the acquittal for “such heinous heinous crimes as the epitome of white privilege and exactly what is wrong with this godforsaken country.”

Actor Michael Ian Black jokingly compared the Rittenhouse’s crimes to those committed by convicted Black drug dealers that though less serious, sent them to jail for years.

To see also:
  • Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump accuses Rittenhouse’s judge of bias, witness officers of ‘apathy’ following not guilty verdict
  • Rittenhouse’s acquittal sent crowds of angry protesters into Portland streets; Authorities declared situation ‘a riot’
  • “In fairness, Kyle Rittenhouse only killed two people. It’s not like he was smoking weed.”

    Finneas added: “The verdict has shown that it remains legal to murder while white.”

    Author Roxane Gay shared the same point of view, admitting that the acquittal sounded “hollowing.”

    “I knew Rittenhouse would be acquitted but it is gutting to witness the inevitable, to know there will be no consequences for the judge, and to know Rittenhouse and others like him will be more emboldened to be openly white supremacist vigilantes.”