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Celebrity Reactions: Officer Acquitted In Philando Castile Shooting

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Celebrity Reaction Philando Castile

By Michael Lewittes |

Celebrity Reaction Philando Castile

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Celebrities are reacting to the acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who shot and killed Philando Castile in July 2016. Castile’s death was live streamed by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the car with her daughter when the vehicle was pulled over for a broken taillight. After Castile told Yane he had a gun, which was not visible, the officer pumped five bullets into him. Now, Hollywood stars are sharing their reaction to the police officer being found not guilty of any of the charges relating to the deaf of Castile.

Rosario Dawson wrote, “Horrifying. In tears. I can’t even say be safe & “smart” because #PhilandoCastile was & so many are & still this.” Chelsea Clinton shared, “Thinking of the boy I met last year who said Philando Castile was his best friend because he was the nicest person in his school. For shame.” D.L. Hughley noted, “Jeronimo Yanez the Minn Police officer who killed Philando Castile was found not guilty! The more things change the more they stay the same!” He added, “I’ll start worrying about ISIS when they can carry a badge! #Philando.”

Jeffrey Wright quoted the mother of the deceased, writing, “Mom of #PhilandoCastile: ‘He had 1 tattoo…of the Twin Cities. My son loved this city & the city killed my son & the murderer gets away.'” Anika Noni Rose‏ expressed, “This country, my home, is breaking my f**king heart. #PhilandoCastile. “SMH,” added Charlamagne Tha God. Gabrielle Union offered, “Gutted, angry… again.” And Yvette Nicole Brown noted, “His murder was FILMED. You SEE that Philando was NOT a threat to the officer, who shot into a car with a CHILD inside.”

Meanwhile, Alyssa Milano tweeted a broken heart emoji. Wendell Pierce posted a series of tweets admonishing the acquittal, beginning, “The World Watched as Philando Castille was murdered in front of a child, live online. The Cop Found Not Guilty! #BlackLivesMatter.” Kerry Washington stated, “Horrifying. HORRIFYING. #BlackLivesMatter. #WeMatter.” Olivia Wilde told followers, “I keep trying to put my outrage about the #PhilandoCastile verdict into words but I just feel sick. This has to stop. #BlackLivesMatter.” And Emily Osment said, “My heart goes out to the family and friends of Philando Castile today.

 


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