Kyle Rittenhouse's biggest crime is 'ugly crying', says Internet as he walks free
A 12-member jury found Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, not guilty on two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety during 2020 street protests in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the verdict was read in court, several demonstrators outside the courthouse cheered him on while the ones who were against his acquittal booed him. Social media too has been flooded with reactions and Rittenhouse continues to be the number one trend on Twitter hours after the verdict and the reactions are not just limited to that. Rittenhouse's reaction to hearing that he's walking free courtesy of a jury who all voted in his favor has garnered a lot of reactions.
Before we get into what the trolls had to say about Rittenhouse crying and collapsing in joy, we'd like to mention the reactions of Jacob Blake's family who were outside court wishing for Rittenhouse's conviction. Blake's shooting at the hands of police officer Rusten Shuskey led to the Kenosha riots where Rittenhouse showed up with an AR-15-style rifle and killed two people, injured one. Blake's family said what happened in court was anything but justice. "We're going to continue to fight," Justin Blake, an uncle, told news cameras posted outside, according to USA Today. "Somehow, someway those 12 jurors who had the evidence found he was innocent of the charges, yet we have two young men that will never be walking through the door to their families again." While Rittenhouse supporters smiled and chanted, "praise God" and "justice has been served".
Internet trolls Rittenhouse for 'ugly-crying'
"Kyle Rittenhouse's biggest crime is ugly-crying. #RittenhouseVerdict" a tweet read. Another user tweeted "I stg if I see Kyle Rittenhouse’s damn crying face again," along with a GIF with a text overlay that read "I could vomit just looking at you". Another commenter said, "Breaking - Kyle Rittenhouse to take mandatory crying lessons after judge makes last minute order." A fourth tweeted, "I don’t care what the jury says Kyle Rittenhouse is guilty for crying in public like a little bitch… inexcusable." Another quipped, "Kyle Rittenhouse so ugly especially his fake crying face."
President Joe Biden too reacted to Rittenhouse's acquittal through a tweet. "I stand by what the jury has to say. The jury system works." A formal statement issued later from his office said, "While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. The statement also mentioned, "violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy."
Kyle Rittenhouse's biggest crime is ugly-crying.#RittenhouseVerdict— Medelsome Monkey (@Medelsome) November 20, 2021
I stg if I see Kyle Rittenhouse’s damn crying face again pic.twitter.com/8itz5Lsqgx— yvng fvng (@cindyfuung) November 20, 2021
breaking - kyle rittenhouse to take mandatory crying lessons after judge makes last minute order— cloutless (@relaxedbully) November 20, 2021
I don’t care what the jury says Kyle Rittenhouse is guilty for crying in public like a little bitch… inexcusable— bradley brennan (@bradleybrennan5) November 20, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse so ugly especially his fake crying face 😂— Kweenin 👑 (@Fineassbrae) November 20, 2021