The Mandalorian star, Pedro Pascal, has called now acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse, a murderer in his memorial for the victims of the tragic act of self-defense.
The former “Game of Thrones” actor and now the star of the wildly popular Disney+ Star Wars series tweeted in memory of Kyle Rittenhouse’s attackers and claimed they were “murdered.”
“Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 27, murdered August 25th, 2020. Rest In Peace,” Pascal tweeted.
Rosenbaum was a convicted sex offender in Arizona who was barred from possessing a firearm, according to the Associated Press. Huber, who chased after Rittenhouse with a skateboard, had been convicted of domestic abuse and disorderly conduct in 2018 and also served a prison stint in 2012 for choking his brother.
Pascal’s controversial tweet came a day after jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, acquitted Rittenhouse, 18, on all charges related to the deaths of Rosenbaum and Huber, whom he shot in August 2020 during a riot in the city.
The shootings occurred on the second night of rioting and violence in the small Wisconsin town after the police shooting of Jacob Blake during a domestic disturbance call. The police officer involved in that shooting faced no charges at either the state or federal level after investigations found Blake was reaching for a knife when he was shot.
Rittenhouse, who argued that he shot the men in self-defense, would have faced a mandatory life sentence if found guilty and convicted of first-degree intentional homicide.
Pascal, who plays the titular character in “The Mandalorian” and also was the baddie in Wonder Woman 1984, has drawn attention before because of posts he made to his social media accounts, which are replete with political statements.
In 2020, he posted a since-deleted tweet likening Trump supporters to Nazis and Confederates, according to the New York Post.
Pascal’s costar, Gina Carano, was fired from “The Mandalorian” after stoking controversy for conservative-leaning posts she made on social media, including one in which she compared today’s political divide to events in Nazi Germany.
She had previously caught backlash for other comments about COVID-19, the use of gender pronouns, and election fraud. She claimed that Pascal, whose pronouns are in his Twitter bio, “helped me understand why people were putting them in their bios.”
Pascal is not the only left-leaning “woke” Disney star who has weighed in with his disapproval of the Rittenhouse verdict. Pascal’s tweet about Rosenbaum and Huber echoed that of actor Mark Ruffalo, who has starred as Bruce Banner/the Hulk in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“We come together to mourn the lives lost to the same racist system that devalues Black lives and devalued the lives of Anthony and JoJo. #ReimagineKenosha,” Ruffalo wrote on the day Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges.
The two were joined by other Disney actors, such as voice actor Liam O’Brien, who performed in the animated TV series “Star Wars Rebels.”
“No f—ing justice,” O’Brien tweeted, to which actress Aimee Carrero replied, “Burn it all down.” Carrero voiced Disney’s first Latina fairy tale princess in the animated series “Elena of Avalor.”
When actor Travis Wester inquired whether Carrero’s call to action included her own home and neighborhood, Carrero responded, “The system, mayonnaise,” apparently referring to Wester’s race. “Burn the system down.”