‘I cry for this country’

Left-wing Hollywood celebrities experienced a collective meltdown after a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Friday acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges. “I weep for this country,” lamented one star, while another claimed the verdict represented a victory for “white supremacy.”

Celebrities including Sophia Bush, Patton Oswalt and Josh Gad took their cues from the established media by insisting on a racial angle on the verdict, even though all parties to the case were white. Other celebrities simply got their anger vented, like Alyssa Milano throwing explosives at her TV while the verdict was being read.

“This is white supremacy in action,” Sophia Bush tweeted.

“So … the white guy goes free. Is that the message?” author Stephen King wrote.

“Fucking not guilty,” despaired Alyssa Milano.

In a bizarre case, ABCs Scandal Star Kerry Washington paid tribute to the two men who Rittenhouse was shot and killed by in self-defense – Joseph Rosenbaum, a pedophile sex offender, and Anthony Huber, a regular female bitch.

Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday of all charges after a three-day jury trial. The 18-year-old faced two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and two counts of reckless endangerment stemming from last year’s Black Lives Matter riots in which large sections of Kenosha burned to the ground.

Rittenhouse’s lawyers claimed their client was acting in self-defense when he was attacked while helping defend property against violent rioters. Rittenhouse shot and killed two rioters after threatening 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 his rifle.

Hollywood celebrities did not seem concerned about the details of the case as they reacted angrily to the jury’s decision.

One Tree Hill Star and left-wing activist Sophia Bush called the verdict a “judicial disruption”, adding: “This is white supremacy in action.

Broadway and Peacock’s Girls 5eva star Sara Bareilles lamented: “I cry for this country.”

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ABCs Scandal actress Kerry Washington used the verdict to remind people of the Black Lives Matter movement. She also paid tribute to the two troublemakers who Rittenhouse shot and killed after threatening him – Joseph Rosenbaum, a pedophile sex offender, and Anthony Huber, a regular female bitch.

Netflix’s Colin in black and white director Ava DuVernay took a similar approach by paying tribute to Anthony Huber.

Disney superhero movie star Mark Ruffalo said “justice cries” after the verdict was announced.

Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt seemed to mock Kyle Rittenhouse, comparing him to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Comedian Kathy Griffin despaired: “People stink.”

MGMs No time to die star Jeffrey Wright compared the Rittenhouse verdict to the OJ Simpson case.

Star Trek: The Next Generation star LeVar Burton claimed there are “two kinds of justice in America!”

TBSs Full frontal with Samantha Bee complained: “This is not justice.”

Disneys Frozen Star Josh Gad portrayed Rittenhouse as a murderous vigilant who shot down people protesting racism, while in fact shooting violent rioters who threatened him.

Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s black bottom star Viola Davis expressed her anger after the verdict was read.

Comedy Central’s The daily show mocked Judge Bruce Schroeder.

Netflix’s The chair Star Holland Taylor gave his approval to the New York Times ‘Nikole Hannah Jones’ claim that the verdict represents “the legacy of 1619.”

Actor and comedian DL Hughley snarled that Rittenhouse would be an “officer in 3 years.”

Scooby Doo! Actor Matthew Lillard predicted “unprecedented” levels of violence in the wake of the verdict and failed to clarify whether he was referring to anti-Rittenhouse protesters who have threatened riots in the case of an acquittal.

Showtime Shameless Star Emmy Rossum called the verdict a “devastating blow”.

Disneys Hokus Pokus 2 Star Bette Midler called it a “tragic day for decent, THINKING, SENSITIVE, ETHICAL people everywhere.”

Author Stephen King saw the case in terms of race.

Alyssa Milano cursed on her TV when the verdict was read. Her co-star in Charmed, Holly Marie Combs, called it a “yarn of justice.”

Netflix’s Grace & Frankie actor Ethan Embry joked, “Get ready for Senator Rittenhouse.”

Meena Harris, niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, who recently embarked on a Hollywood career, declared: “This is disgusting.”

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