Far-left Hollywood celebrities suffered a collective meltdown after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday, claiming that they are now suffering “PTSD” as a result of him walking free.
“I weep for this country,” one Hollywood star complained, while another falsley stated that the verdict represented a win for “white supremacy.”
Trump-hating celebrities including Sophia Bush, Patton Oswalt, and Josh Gad took parroted talking points given to them by their mainstream media overlords by hyper-focussing on a racial angle to the verdict, even though all the parties in the case were white.
Other celebrities were less sophisticated and simply vented their unadulterated rage.
“This is white supremacy in action,” Sophia Bush said in a tweet.
“So…the white guy goes free. Is that the message?” Stephen King furiously wrote.
“Fucking not guilty,” Alyssa Milano shouted.
Breitbart.com reports: In one bizarre instance, ABC’s Scandal star Kerry Washington paid tribute to the two men Rittenhouse shot and killed out of self-defense — Joseph Rosenbaum, a pedophile sex offender, and Anthony Huber, a habitual woman beater.
Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Friday following three days of jury deliberation. The 18-year-old faced two charges of murder, one charge of attempted murder, and two charges of reckless endangerment stemming from last year’s Black Lives Matter riots that saw large parts of Kenosha burn to the ground.
Rittenhouse’s attorneys argued their client acted in self-defense when he was attacked while helping to defend property against violent rioters. Rittenhouse shot and killed two rioters after they threatened him — Joseph Rosenbaum, who reached for Rittenhouse’s rifle, and Anthony Huber, who hit Rittenhouse in the head and neck with a skateboard and reached for the rifle.
Hollywood celebrities didn’t appear concerned with the details of the case when they reacted with rage to the jury’s decision.
One Tree Hill star and left-wing activist Sophia Bush called the verdict a “miscarriage of justice,” adding: “This is white supremacy in action.
The miscarriage of justice today is enraging. This is white supremacy in action. This is hideous. He murdered people, bragged about it while throwing white power signs in a bar, and then manufactured tears to claim that despite his AR-15 HE was in danger. And he got off. Unreal. https://t.co/JnNsyQSLMu— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 19, 2021
Broadway and Peacock’s Girls5eva star Sara Bareilles lamented, “I weep for this country.”
ABC’s Scandal actress Kerry Washington used the verdict to remind people about the Black Lives Matter movement. She also paid tribute to the two rioters whom Rittenhouse shot and killed after they threatened him — Joseph Rosenbaum, a pedophile sex offender, and Anthony Huber, a habitual woman beater.
Netflix’s Colin in Black and White director Ava DuVernay took a similar approach by paying homage to Anthony
Elections matter. The lives of Joseph Rosenbaum & Anthony Huber mattered. They should be alive today. Our 1st amendment right to free speech should not cost any of us our lives. And regardless of anybody’s verdict anywhere and at anytime, Black Lives Do Matter. Today. & always ❤️ https://t.co/YNMVk8Wha5— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 19, 2021
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.” pic.twitter.com/zhfMCIsXIk— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 19, 2021
Disney superhero movie star Mark Ruffalo said “justice weeps” after the verdict was announced.
After all we have seen and heard about these weapons of war, these killing machines, there is no doubt that people who faced this young man were more afraid of him than he was of them. He was the one with a weapon of war, loaded and ready to be used on people.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 19, 2021
Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt appeared to mock Kyle Rittenhouse, comparing him to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
MGM’s No Time to Die star Jeffrey Wright compared the Rittenhouse verdict to the O.J. Simpson case.
Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton argued there are “two kinds of justice in America!”
Disney’s Frozen star Josh Gad portrayed Rittenhouse as a murderous vigilante who gunned down people protesting for racial equality, when in reality, he shot violent rioters who were threatening him.
It has now been put it out there that vigilantes can just go and kill people protesting issues like racial equality whenever they want and get away with it. Think about that for a second.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 19, 2021
Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star Viola Davis expressed her anger after the verdict was read.
Welcome to America 😡🙏🏿🙏🏿 https://t.co/mQmGH5e5J7— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 19, 2021
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show mocked Judge Bruce Schroeder.
JUST IN: Judge Schroeder sentences Kyle Rittenhouse to come give him a big hug— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 19, 2021
Netflix’s The Chair star Holland Taylor gave her approval to the New York Times’ Nikole Hannah Jones’ claim that the verdict represents the “legacy of 1619.”