Social media erupted Friday with celebrities voicing their opinions on the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The jury was found Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges against him, including of intentional homicide – the most serious of five charges against him in a case that largely divided America along political and racial lines more than a year after he shot three men during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Actor Josh Gad: “Absolutely nothing words”TwitterIn response to Rittenhouse’s verdict.

He said, “It is now known that vigilantes are free to kill anyone protesting issues such as racial inequality whenever they like and get away with it.” Just think about it for a second.

Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz during often violent protests in the summer of 2020 following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha. Rittenhouse, 17 at the time, faced charges ranging from intentional homicide to reckless and attempted homicide. 

The Rittenhouse case garnered national attention from the beginning, a reflection of the country’s division over race, guns and politics.

The verdict reignited some of those feelings, with LeVar Burton tweeting: “Tell me again there are not two kinds justice in America!”

Gabrielle Union added 100 emojis to a quote tweet of New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who tied the verdict to the history of slavery.

If you are fighting for Black lives, then it is possible to even murder white people in this country. Jones says this was the legacy of 1619. tweeted. 

Viola Davis responded by tweeting: “Welcome America!”

MSNBC commentator Joy-Ann Reid implied the justice system is working as it was “designed” to.

“We have learned again what is considered legal for *some* people to do in America. It’s helpful to know where you stand in your country. Reid says, “Be safe out there.”Tweet this.

George Takei shared Reid’s views on the justice system.

“Justice denied” is a blow to the national psyche. This system continues to kill and was a killer when it came to trial. This system has once more defeated justice. Keep in mind these words: “We will not stop fighting for justice and the right.” Takei tweeted. 

Megyn, an ex-news anchor for Fox News, agreed with the verdict. TwitterThat “justice was done”

She continued, “Kyle Rittenhouse was unjustly denigrated by a dishonest media and politicians who used his name to advance their own fortunes.” These smear sellers will bear most of the responsibility for any riots.

Moments after the verdict was announced, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams TwitterIt was not surprising that she did so. 

Anita Baker also didn’t seem surprised by the announcement. We knew it already.” Twitter, she wrote.

Andy Cohen’s TweetRittenhouse expressed his frustration, but Daniel Dae Kim said he was not surprised at the result.

“In other news you could see coming from a mile away…” Kim Twitter.

Kerry Washington tweetedThat “elections are important.”

She added, “Our right to free speech under the 1st amendment should not be taken away from us.” “And regardless of anybody’s verdict anywhere and at anytime, Black Lives Do Matter. Today. & always”

Anthony Huber shared some words with Ava DuVernay’s parents.

“John Huber and Karen Bloom, parents of murderer #KyleRittenhouse’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.’ “

Brooklyn Decker called this verdict “a disaster.”

The precedent is frightening. She said, “The injustice is difficult to swallow.” Twitter.

Author Stephen King tweeted: What is the message?

Bette Midler TwitterThat it was a tragic and tragic day for all decent, moral, thinking, feeling, ethical people.

Mia Farrow Frequently Asked Questions: “So anyone can come to a protest, just march down the middle of the street with a massive gun – and kill people?”

Rosanna Arquette Twitter that she has “no faith in the justice system In America today”

Cary Elwes, star of the 1987 film “The Princess Bride,” So-calledThis verdict is “another disappointment for White vigilantism.”

More:The narrowing of the jury for Kyle Rittenhouse

Contributing:Lindsay Schnell and Celina Tebor Ryan W. Miller Christal Hayes



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