Wednesday, May 18 2022

The entertainment world has reacted to the news that Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of first degree murder and four other crimes.

The 18-year-old shot dead two men during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis., Last year, injuring another.

Yesterday (November 19) he was found not guilty of all five charges against him, including first degree murder and endangering security.

The lawsuit received widespread media coverage around the world and led to discussions of gun laws in the United States. Many players in the entertainment world have taken to social media to share their outrage at the trial verdict.

“Systemic oppression is bad and destroys the world,” Lady Gaga tweeted in response to the not guilty verdict.

Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child simply tweeted that she was “not surprised” by the verdict, while Questlove of The Roots told her followers to “Stay Home.” Be careful.”

Other people who shared their views on the trial verdict included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who shared a post from the parents of those killed by Rittenhouse.

She tweeted: “John Huber and Karen Bloom, parents of murderer victim #KyleRittenhouse, Anthony Huber: the verdict” sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any city, incite violence, then use the danger they created to justify the shots. people on the street.

Actor George Takei, meanwhile, wrote: “The denial of justice is a blow to our national psyche. The trial was not just a killer, but a system that continues to kill.

“Today this system has beaten real justice once again. But notice these words: we will never stop fighting for what is right and just. “

“I cry for this country,” wrote singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, “Because this boy taught hateful things. For the victims and their families. For the system that protects the wrong people. For the weapons that spread like the virus they are, infecting, poisoning, killing. For the message this moment sends. No justice. Nothing.”

#kylerittenhouse found not guilty when we saw him kill two, ”Bette Midler wrote. “Basically stupid, I predict he will pursue a great career on #Fox and in #RadicalRightWing circles, which counts as a plus with them. A tragic and tragic day for decent, THINKING, feeling and ethical people everywhere. “

See a range of reactions to the verdict below:

Protests began to spread across the United States following Rittenhouse’s not guilty verdict.

As The Guardian reports there was unrest overnight in Portland, Oregon, with police declaring a downtown riot over “violent and destructive behavior by a significant portion of the crowd.” .


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