Actress Rosanna Arquette, who is known for her role in the film Desperately Seeking Susan, publicly criticized 18-year-old defendant Kyle Rittenhouse during his trial.
Rittenhouse stands trial for the murder of two people during last year’s “Black Lives Matter” riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Left-wing celebrities have been outspoken in their support of “Black Lives Matter” protesters and the violent rioters who rocked Kenosha, Wisconsin for three nights in August 2020.
Businesses were destroyed as law enforcement is accused of failing to protect people’s property. 17-year-old Rittenhouse arrived to assist a local business owner in defending his car dealership that suffered $1.5 million in damages.
Rittenhouse, who says he was defending himself from violent protesters, has been charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide as well as other charges in the aftermath of the riots.
“Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer. The End,” Arquette wrote on Twitter.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer. The End .
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) November 10, 2021
Arquette isn’t the only person in Hollywood to attack Rittenhouse.
Bravo’s Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi retweeted a comment that read, “Good thing Kyle Rittenhouse was just a harmless white kid with an AR-15 and not a scary Black kid with a toy gun or he’d be dead.”
In response, the TV host wrote, “Time for America to redefine what it means to be a ‘promising young man.'”
Time for America to redefine what it means to be a “promising young man” https://t.co/3i5lN2SL4m
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 11, 2021
Universal’s The Fast and the Furious actor Chad Lindberg called Rittenhouse a “murderer” and a “terrible fucking actor.”
Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer and terrible fucking actor… https://t.co/XJSZ47q7wr
— ChadLindberg (@ChadLindberg) November 10, 2021
The riots in Wisconsin were sparked after a police officer shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake. Blake was armed with a knife and ignored orders from law enforcement. Blake had a warrant for his arrest for charges of third-degree sexual assault and other charges.
Rittenhouse, who is now 18 years old, took the stand to testify in his defense and broke down into uncontrollable tears as he recalled the events of August 25.