Joy Reid's Kyle Rittenhouse 'Male, White Tears' Video Viewed Over 1 Million Times

A video in which Joy Reid discussed Kyle Rittenhouse's "male, white tears" during his homicide trial has been viewed more than 1 million times on Twitter.

The host of MSNBC's The ReidOut took to TikTok to discuss Rittenhouse's tearful moment while testifying in his trial, which she compared to Brett Kavanaugh's weeping during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing back in 2018.

In her video, Reid said: "This Kyle Rittenhouse trial. It reminded a lot of people of something... I can't remember what it was."

She then said: "Oh, the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, in which Brett Kavanaugh who had been accused 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."

"His tears turned out to be more powerful than the tears of Christine Blasey Ford, which were the tears of an alleged victim," Reid continued of Kavanaugh.

The TV personality then went on to state that "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? They Karen out and then as soon as they get caught it's extreme waterworks.

"White men can get away with that, too. And it has the same effect, even as the right tries to politicize the idea that masculinity is being robbed from American men by multiculturalism and wokeism. They still want to be able to have their tears."

While Reid's video has racked up almost 29,000 views on TikTok, it has amassed more than 1 million on Twitter, where it was shared soon after its upload and has sparked fierce debate across social media. The video can be viewed here.

Joy Reid and Kyle Rittenhouse
A video in which Joy Reid (L) discussed Kyle Rittenhouse's (R) "male, white tears" has now been viewed more than 1 million times on Twitter. THEO WARGO/GETTY IMAGES MS. FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN;/SEAN KRAJACIC-POOL/GETTY IMAGES

Rittenhouse's counsel has stated that the 18-year-old defendant was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed two people and injured a third during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

He stands accused of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree intentional homicide over the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide for injuring Gaige Grosskreutz.

The presiding judge had thrown out a misdemeanor count of being a minor in possession of a firearm prior to the jury being sent out for deliberations.


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Rittenhouse had stated that he was in Kenosha to protect a car dealership and provide medical assistance amid the unrest that had occurred in several U.S. cities. The jury has entered its third day of deliberations in the highly divisive trial.

During her viral video, Reid had also discussed Kavanaugh, who after being nominated to the Supreme Court was accused by Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her at a party while the two were in high school.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations. In November 2018, the Republican-majority Senate Judiciary Committee concluded there was "no evidence to substantiate" the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.

Brett Kavanaugh
Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. In November 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded there was "no evidence to substantiate" sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh. Win McNamee/Getty Images

UPDATE 11/18/21 11:59 a.m. ET: This article was updated to change a picture.