Celebrities react to Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

by Seth Udinski

Seth Udinski, FISM News


On Friday, 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges against him in his trial for the fatal shooting of two BLM rioters during the racial riots in Kenosha in August of 2020.

Countless celebrities took to Twitter to voice their opinions about the Rittenhouse’s verdict. In no surprise, many in Hollywood were enraged at what they believe to be an injustice that further strengthened ideals of white supremacy.

Former host of the children’s television show Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton said on Twitter:

Famous actor and singer Josh Gad also voiced frustration on Twitter:

Former NFL star and current radio and television personality Emmanuel Acho said:

Former NFL quarterback and self-proclaimed political analyst Colin Kaepernick also shared his thoughts, calling Rittenhouse a “white supremacist” even though many, including the jury, argued that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense:

NBA star and proverbial proponent of leftist agendas LeBron James remained uncharacteristically silent immediately after the verdict, despite drawing much attention to himself during the trial when he took to Twitter to tastelessly poke fun at Rittenhouse’s emotional testimony.

President Joe Biden joined in the rhetoric saying that the decision made him “angry and concerned” while also saying that “the jury has spoken.”