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Celebrities React to Walter Scott Shooting Caught on Video

Celebrities React to Walter Scott Shooting Caught on Video

After a white police officer was charged with murder for shooting a seemingly unarmed black man in the back as he ran away, stars immediately took to Twitter to react.

A video of the shooting surfaced online where you can see officer Michael T. Slager firing eight times at Walter Scott in a grassy lot in North Charleston, S.C.

According to the New York Times, Slager claimed he feared for his life because Scott had taken his stun gun during a traffic stop.

Everyone from The 100‘s Isaiah Washington and Raising Hope‘s Martha Plimpton, to Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones and Parenthood‘s Erika Christensen tweeted about it.

See some of their reactions here:

Click inside to read more celebrity reactions to the Walter Scott shooting…

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  • Daniel

    Why in the hell do we care about what a celebrity thinks about this? Where are they when a police officer just doing their job ( you know, PROTECTING all of us) gets murdered by some piece of shit lowlife? Their silence is deafening.

  • sophiataylor980

    i don”t care

  • ughfelicia

    everybody needs to remember that if you see something wrong happening, HIT RECORD and upload.

  • ughfelicia

    trolls gonna troll.

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  • THE WAY THINGS WORK

    America doesn’t care because America wants the unwanted uninvited lying little aliens OUT of their natural American home, and the Americans WILL get their way. Good riddance punkass criminal kid who got killed being a punkass criminal by the yankee cop. Not the first, certainly not the last.

  • THE EVERYDAY STREET

    Good riddance, ‘Walter Scott’ and all celebrities. This criminal is dead now and the rest are going that way by their own actions and existence.

  • Teni Eliza

    What about the officer clearly placing evidence on the man?

  • Teni Eliza

    News outlets will mostly emphasize that he was a “criminal”, but here is why. “Mr. Scott had been arrested about 10 times, mostly for failing to pay child support or show up for court hearings, according to The Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston. He was arrested in 1987 on an assault and battery charge and convicted in 1991 of possession of a bludgeon.” Now, I’m not excusing bad behavior, but lack of paying child support is hardly anything, as it’s done way too often sadly. I have a friend who has a felony for assault because he barely pushed his girlfriend, so context makes all the difference. Two arrests that are over 20 years old does not make this man a hardened criminal and does not mean he didn’t change his ways. Yes he was running away, we don’t know why, maybe just instinct and fear. I don’t think it’s deserving of a death sentence for running away. Also, that officer is caught placing an item next to him. Planting evidence. Sad case.

  • xyz

    Too bad no celeb reacts when I fart

  • AMERICAN SHORES

    Where is the ‘clearly placing evidence on the man’?? You’re another alien media social media marketing troll account lying on the internet. GET OFF THE INTERNET, LOSER!!

  • Warren

    You are a truly depraved non-human if you do not see that this act as nothing short of cold-blooded murder. Perhaps if this act of violence happened to someone you knew you’d grow a conscious and a brain.

  • Warren

    Reading is fundamental my friend. Perhaps you should read the article on a “real” news site and watch the video again.

    YOU RACIST APOLOGIST ARE THE REAL LOSER!

  • AMERICAN SHORES

    Why don’t you come over to America and say that, loser. America will kill you no different in numbers than we do when you are sent in alone. SUCK ON THAT FOR A WHILE, LOSER!!

  • xyz

    Staged. Just like Ferguson, Trayvon, Tamir Rice and others. Better ask Soros about it.

  • AMERICAN SHORES

    But, if your criminal homeless brainless nig self were to set foot in America you would end up just like your little dead lover boy here. THIS IS THE COMMON KNOWLEDGE, LOSER!!

  • Warren

    Your little brain was freezed in preschool, hence the childlike talking points with no substance.

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • AMERICAN SHORES

    There is no ‘planting evidence’ in that video and the criminal nig was running away because it is a criminal nig, and now a dead one. Its existence explains itself and its actions. Born to die, as they say.

  • AMERICAN SHORES

    It’s ‘frozen’, not ‘freezed’, you homeless brainless dickless criminal nig ape. You’re worse than the dumb diseased dead animal apeshit you proudly proclaim to be. You must make your obama as proud and happy as the brainless dirty filthy nig you are can be.

  • toks

    wow…no words for your despicable comments here. I wish you a good life cos you’re obviously a sorry human being.

  • Queen Edgy

    ill pray you! you clearly have a illness!

  • vickchang5307

    Here’s my take – How many “justified” police shootings would have been ruled on differently if videos were available to corroborate or contradict the police officer’s account. Based on what we’ve seen when videos are available, we’d have to assume that a lot of so-called justified shootings have been shown to be out and out murder by those sworn to uphold the law.

    I think our president needs to do more to stop this. Don’t get me wrong – I think Obama is doing a great job in office. I mean look at his track record…

    Dow over 18,000, record corporate profits, 5% growth, best year for jobs since 1999, consumer confidence up, deficit down 60% in 2014, gas prices low, health insurance cheaper than ever ($85/month), car insurance cheaper than ever ($25/month from Insurance Panda), the 1% starting to be taxed more… all while republicans bleated about Benghazi took pointless votes to repeal the ACA… but when it comes to race relations, I think Obama could be doing more!

    I would like for Obama to stop trying to please Iran and Wall Street and start thinking more about civil rights. His own people are being gunned down in the street and it’s been going on for way too long.

    Just looking at this case, I think a black man would flee when he sensed that the white cop was outrageous and the way he was approached for a minor traffic violation made him certain the cop was up to no good. People panic and run.

    It’s way past time for a change in law enforcement.

  • LMAOATU

    I wonder if Isaiah Washington will go back on Don Lemon’s show and say that this guy needs to sell his $2000 dollar shoes and by 10 pairs of running shoes so he can avoid getting shot in the back 5 times.

  • RayonLight

    You are one scary individual!

  • LoveIt

    The cop Slager is a murderer, like Wilson is one, but this time they got enough evidence, so Slager can lie as much as he want, that he was fearing for his life, obviously the only person, who rightfully feared for his life is dead now.

  • mm366

    And this has to do with what exactly? Why are you even bringing up the dead guys past? What in the HELL does it have to do with his being shot in the back? Make your mind here. You bring up the victim’s run in’s with the law and then you say it’s still not a reason for what happened. Ok, I agree with the latter but I STILL don’t understand your deciding that it matters in the least that it be said. It does NOT mitigate the fact that he was shot in the back AND that the cop thinking he’d get away with lying, walks over, picks up the taser, walks back to the body and drops it beside it. Let me say it for you since you don’t have the guts to be straight no chaser about it. You’re a bonafide racist. You’re looking for EVERY excuse to justify what happened regardless of the undeniable evidence telling you exactly what transpired. You’re not even trying to engage cognitive dissonance on this. You’re not even trying to hide your bullshit and for that I’m glad. At least I know what I’m staring at.

  • Cruizin1960

    What difference does it make that he was a white cop? He was a BAD cop. Is there ANY proof that the original traffic stop was due to profiling? If not, then all subsequent actions have nothing to do with race. My only question is – why did he run? Seriously folks, when the cops pull you over, you comply with all their requests. If you have issues with their methods or reasons, take it up through the proper channels, not when the person detaining you has a firearm and is on constant guard that they may be a target of violence simply because they wear a uniform. When you are stopped while driving – keep your hands on your steering wheel, do not reach for anything until instructed to, do not make and quick moves and do not challenge. It is real easy to b*tch about cops shooting people, but does ANYONE take the time to consider how many times cops are shot or attacked during a traffic stop?

  • Anastatia Bagans

    When officers kill innocent white people? No media coverage ……. Crickets. All these dumb ass celebs with their self involved twitter accounts “tweeting” just to make a headline…f*ck off

  • Teni Eliza

    Are you stupid? On this exact post, prior to mine, people were already using “he was a criminal, he deserved it”. I looked up information, straight out of a respectful news source, what these so called criminal acts were. So that way people, aimlessly mislead by people claiming he was a criminal, would know the exact truth. That this guy wasn’t a “thug”, he wasn’t some violent assailant. Where in my post did I ever say he was justifiably killed? Did my point of “I don’t think it’s deserving of a death sentence for running away. Also, that officer is caught placing an item next to him. Planting evidence.” escape you? Or perhaps you have an inability to read things throughly before rushing to a very confusion and unfounded conclusion. I love that you label me as a racist when it is clear that I was defending the man. Also callow, I’m ethnic. So shove your snide remarks and your hate up your ass.

  • Teni Eliza

    I also love that you jump to me being a racist, when I clearly was defending the black man in this case and am black myself. You just proved that people truly do pull the race card just to pull it.

  • toastie postie

    It is too stupid to read and obviously can’t see either.

  • toastie postie

    It also takes bravery sometimes. Guy was lucky he didn’t get shot too.

  • Melissa Macklin

    You are a disgusting racist. Maybe he was running because he was in fear for his life (African Americans have an absolute reason to fear the police).
    The cop lied, said the man grabbed his taser. No where in the video does it show that. However, there are witnesses to Slager dropping something beside the victim, leading many to beleive he was planting evidence. Not a big stretch given recent history with cops in the USA.

  • Melissa Macklin

    I love how people in the USA say they want “aliens” out of their country like they have some right to say it’s their’s alone. Unless you are a Native American Indian, every single one of you is an immigrant. Just because some people’s families have been in the country longer doesn’t mean you are better or more deserving of being here.
    If you are a representation of the American mind set, thank God I am not American. Bigotry, racism; you’ve got it all. Congrats!

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  • Melissa Macklin

    You are one pathetic little worm making statements like you do and then upvoting your own comment. Sad, sad little redneck.

    Also, before correcting someone on their spelling you may want to check your own. I see several grammatical errors in your comment. I wouldn’t be so quick to call someone brainless when you can’t even compose a simple sentence correctly.

  • Melissa Macklin

    He either didn’t read or didn’t comprehend your comment. I read it in its entirety and agree with everything you said. He was not a violent man and had every right to fear the police.

    I am so sick of cops getting away with killing black Americans by lying and cover ups. I’m not American but I watch what goes on with horror. It saddens me that in this day age that a race of people have the most fear of people that are paid to protect them.

  • Melissa Macklin

    Totally agree. We had a similar case here a few years ago where a citizen taped cops essentially killing a man. He was harassed, bullied and followed in order to intimidate him into “losing” the video. Thankfully, he took it to the media and the victim’s family and put it on social media instead.
    That video tape was the only evidence that got 4 of the 5 officers fired, charged and convicted of perjury.

  • Teni Eliza

    Thank you. And it’s so saddening. I just hope people see this case for what it is. There is proof this cop lied and staged the scene. I also find it strange how he shoots Walter so many times and still approaches him saying “put your hands behind your back”. I’m curious if Walter was deceased at that moment. Why else put him in cuffs if not to stage something else? Just odd.

  • Rosey

    The reality is that cops can pretty much do whatever they want. I’ve seen people attempt this only to get arrested or their phone confiscated.

  • Teni Eliza

    And your point is? If media isn’t covering cops killing white people then do something about it! Where is your proof? Link me to articles about white killings. Share your proof if you are outraged. You can’t blame celebrities or people for not being aware of things if the media isn’t covering them. It’s up to you to make awareness. Your complaint is unfounded.

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    Why he ran isn’t the issue.The issue is a police officer shot an unarmed man in the back while he was running away.

  • Mr.Sardonicus

    This is a celebrity site where they report about celebrities.

  • toastie postie

    Thank goodness he stood tall and did the right thing. Must have been rough to do so. Pretty scary.

  • Guest

    “Criminal nig”? You’re a punk motherfucking coward-ass bigot.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    If you want anyone to believe your cause, you should start by removing any quotes by scientologists….like Erika Christensen. They are all liars. They know they receive VIP status while other members suffer. They know and they all lie. No one believes a liar.

    R.I.P. To Walter. Condolences to his family and friends.

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