The long awaited verdict of ex-cop Derek Chauvin was announced April 20, causing the world to erupt in cries of relief and elation. He was found guilty of all charges in the death of George Floyd. Hollywood celebrities shared in the excitement, tweeting their approval of the court ruling and condemnation of the man and the system itself.
Film maker and rabid leftist, Michael Moore tweeted “Yes!” with a call to “end policing as we know it.” He determined that the police force “doesn’t work” and that the nation must “demand an end to white supremacy and white privilege,” and finally asking “how many innocent black and brown people are in prison? Free them all!”
YES!!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 20, 2021
Now on to the work!.
All of us demand an end to white supremacy and white privilege.
How many innocent black and brown ppl are in prison? Free them all! Arrest all police who break the law. Remove all racist cops. End policing as we know it. It doesn’t work.
Actor Jeffrey Wright tweeted “Guilty. Chalk one up for justice” then later shared a black and white image of a crowd observing the lynching of a black man, captioning it “the Fox News klan’s hostile response to Chauvin’s conviction has historical roots.”
The Fox News klan’s hostile response to Chauvin’s conviction has historical roots. Samo. pic.twitter.com/wEMoHk9nFD— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 21, 2021
Author and journalist Kurt “Tentacle Porn” Eichenwald tweeted an essay on who he refers to as “QPublicans” and their reaction to the verdict, beginning first by declaring their “rage” is “not just about racism.” It comes from being unable to “delight in gleeful cruelty” over the protests that would have followed in the case of an acquittal. He ranted in a series of 20 tweets, ultimately concluding that “QPublicans hate this country. They love the lily white Christian America of their imaginings.” What a sick jerk.
Hard leftist David Corn celebrated the verdict while also bashing the whole system itself, tweeting “If this system worked, George Floyd would still be alive. The verdict shows there can be consequences when the system fails.”
The trend of vindictive tweets continued with political commentator Lawrence O’Donnell, who congratulated the “12 reasonable people” who made up the jury. These “randomly assembled” jurors “had no trouble separating fact from fiction” unlike the “millions of Trump supporters” who are incapable of doing so in his opinion.
12 reasonable people.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) April 20, 2021
12 people randomly assembled had no trouble separating fact from fiction.
In an era with millions of Trump followers unable to separate fact from fiction, 12 reasonable people took an oath, evaluated evidence together and unanimously said GUILTY.
Other Hollywood favorites, like Rosie O’ Donnell, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Bette Midler, Wanda Sykes, Rosanna Arquette, and Chelsea Handler joined in the virtue-signaling chorus.
Big Rosie tweeted “guilty on all counts” adding the hashtags #ChauvinIsGuilty #thankGOD. Cher also thanked God, exclaiming “OH HAPPY DAY” in her tweet. Sarandon tweeted an image from the NAACP that read “Guilty. Period. #Justiceforgeorgefloyd.” Midler reemphasized Chauvin’s verdict by tweeting “Guilty on all charges.” Sykes followed suit, tweeting “#Justiceforgeorgefloyd” and “Guilty on all charges!” Arquette tweeted in gratitude to the jury, the prosecutors, and God that “Justice has been served.”
THANK GOD🙏🏻🙏🏽🙏🏾— Cher (@cher) April 20, 2021
OH HAPPY DAY
Comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted “Maybe 4/20 can now be the day we celebrate America standing up and saying no to police brutality, affirming that you will go to jail when you murder innocent people no matter what uniform you wear.”
Maybe 4/20 can now be the day we celebrate America standing up and saying no to police brutality, affirming that you will go to jail when you murder innocent people no matter what uniform you wear. #DerekChauvinTrial— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 20, 2021
Captain America, Chris Evans tweeted simply “Justice.” and “Sending love to George Floyd’s family and friends.” Songwriter Diane Warren tweeted in a more spiteful manner, referring to Chauvin as a “bitch” and telling him to “have fun in prison.” Rapper LLCool J tweeted “Guilty. Hell yeah” at the news.
Bye bitch have fun in prison!!— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) April 20, 2021
Guilty. Hell yeah.— LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) April 20, 2021
“Sexyback” superstar Justin Timberlake shared a super woke tweet saying “This verdict is just the first step in a long line of injustice against the Black community, often with no consequences.” He called for police reform now and preached “the work is not nearly done.”
This verdict is just the first step in a long line of injustice against the Black community, often with no consequences. The work is not nearly done. While there are many more families waiting for justice, my heart is with George Floyd’s family right now. #PoliceReformNOW @NAACP— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 20, 2021
Rapper and actor Ice Cube issued an ominous message, tweeting “The jury did the right thing but will the judge do the right thing? Be careful family… the Empire always strikes back.”
The jury did the right thing but will the judge do the right thing? Be careful family...the Empire always strikes back.— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 20, 2021
Two other Hollywood actresses reveled in Chauvin’s fate. Kristen Johnston tweeted “He’s gonna do very painful time." Lori Petty of Point Break tweeted “Go directly 2 jail!!”
GO DIRECTLY 2 JAIL‼️🥳🥳🥳— loripetty (@loripetty) April 20, 2021
The affair would not have been legitimized without the input of actress and activist Alyssa Milano. She tweeted that Chauvin was “found guilty on all three charges,” that George Floyd “changed the world,” and that he rest in peace.
FOUND GUILTY ON ALL THREE CHARGES.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 20, 2021
Rest In Peace, George Floyd. You have changed the world. #verdict