Joy Reid Accused Of Racism Over ‘White Male Tears’ Comment Amid Kyle Rittenhouse Trial In Viral Video

Joy Reid Accused Of Racism Over ‘White Male Tears’ Comment In Viral Video Amid Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

MSNBC national correspondent, Joy Reid, is getting candid with her thoughts on the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

Kyle Rittenhouse faces multiple charges for shooting three men, and killing two of them, during an August 2020 protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While on the stand on Nov. 10, he began crying when he gave his testimony of what happened the night of the shooting.

Joy Reid posted a video where she shares that Rittenhouse’s “white tears” are being used the same way Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh’s were. She said,

“It reminded a lot of people of something … oh, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing. In which Brett Kavanaugh who had been accused of by a high school friend of committing sexual abuse of her cried his way through the hearings to make him a permanent member and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.”

She continued and said,

“And his [Kavanaugh’s] tears turned out to be more powerful than the tears of Christine Blasey Ford [his accuser]. But in America, there’s a thing about both white vigilantism and white tears, particularly male white tears. Really white tears in general, because, that’s what Karens are, right?”  

You can watch her full video below. It’s caused some passionate responses on Twitter and many users have accused Joy Reid of being racist.

One user tweeted,
“Joy Reid openly shows her racism targeting WHITE tears… especially on White males and says they are all insincere. This open racism should not be tolerated. There is no ownership of tears or emotions by purported RACE…Science does not recognize race.”

Another tweeted,

“If Joy Reid will focus on the real issue in America she’ll be a responsible journalist but instead, she cry about white supremacy, do me a favor find out what is factual instead of making opinions.”

While another user simply wrote,

“You can be black and racist. Joy Reid proves this.”

However there were a few people that agreed with Reid.

What are your thoughts on Reid’s statements? Lets us know in the comments.


Authored by: Briana Gabrielle