Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts regarding the fatal shootings during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Leftist talking heads and celebrities suffered complete meltdowns when they learned that Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges.
Many people on the left were furious over the verdict because they subscribed to the unsubstantiated narrative that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist set out for more than a year by the corporate media and Democrats – including President Joe Biden.
Leftists flocked to Twitter with their reactions and hot takes to the jury's decision. Predictably, the left-wing commentators could not accept that Rittenhouse had shot three other white men in self-defense, so instead, they shrieked in unison: "White supremacy."
Quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick: "We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist. This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed."
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.): "The judge. The jury. The defendant. It's white supremacy in action. This system isn't built to hold white supremacists accountable. It's why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free. I'm hurt. I'm angry. I'm heartbroken."
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.): "Racism & white supremacy remain the bedrock of our legal system. My heart breaks for the family & loved ones of those whose lives were stolen, and the trauma our communities face today and every day. The struggle for accountability, for justice, for healing goes on."
CNN contributor Keith Boykin: "I knew it. Kyle Rittenhouse is proof that white people can still break the law, carry illegal weapons, shoot and kill people, and get away with it in America by shedding tears and claiming self-defense."
1619 Project's Nikole Hannah-Jones: "In this country, you can even kill white people and get away with it if those white people are fighting for Black lives. This is the legacy of 1619."
Self-proclaimed "race-baiter" Tariq Nasheed: "Killer Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges. I'm not surprised. It's not white privilege. It's called systematic white supremacy. Can anyone name ONE TIME in US history where a Black person drove somewhere with a gun, killed 2 ppl, & it was 'self defense?'"
Musician Skyler Acord: "F***in kyle bitch ass rittenhouse literally got away with murder cuz he was fighting for white supremacy and the american judicial system is built on it. bitch boy little f*** i hate him and his fake ass bitch tears f*** you kyle."
Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham: "This is why many of us warned a Chauvin verdict was not the symbol of progress some wanted it to be. White supremacy has a set number of acceptable losses. Kyle Rittenhouse, and his Vigilante How-To example, simply was not one of them. They needed his blueprint."
The ACLU of Maryland: "Dangerous, disgusting, unacceptable white supremacy in #RittenhouseVerdict."
Author Stephen King: "So...the white guy goes free. Is that the message?"
Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali: "It's good to be a white murderer."
Actress Rachel Zegler: "kyle rittenhouse being acquitted on all charges after such heinous heinous crimes is the epitome of white privilege and exactly what is wrong with this godforsaken country."
Former "Reading Rainbow" host LeVar Burton: "Tell me again there are not two kinds justice in America!"
Actress Rosanna Arquette: "I have no faith in the justice system In America today I don't want to live in a country that is ruled by violent ignorant racists."
Actor Cary Elwes: "Another disappointing victory for White vigilantism."
Actress Bette Midler: "Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty tho we SAW HIM kill two. Fundamentally stupid, I predict he will go on to a big career on #Fox and in #RadicalRightWing circles, which counts as a plus with them. A tragic, tragic day for decent, THINKING, feeling, ethical people everywhere."
NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace: "Ha, let the boy be black and it would've been life…hell he would've had his life taken before the bullshit trial.. sad."
MSNBC host Joy Reid: "We knew, but it's sometimes helpful to remind ourselves how America was designed to work. It continues to work as designed. 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. Be safe out there."
Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei: "Justice denied is a body blow to our national psyche. On trial was not only a killer, but a system that continues to kill. Today that system defeated true justice, once again. But mark these words: We will never stop fighting for what is right and just."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D): "Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today. The only reason they're not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people. To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement."
Actress Mia Farrow: "So anyone can come to a protest, just march down the middle of the street with a massive gun - and kill people?"
Actor Josh Gad: "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."
Former swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker: "What a disaster. The precedent is terrifying. The injustice is hard to stomach."
Actress Ellen Barkin: "Kyle Rittenhouse walks free as we are all taken prisoner by our now openly authoritarian state."