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Celebrities React to Tragic Alton Sterling Shooting - Read the Tweets

Celebrities React to Tragic Alton Sterling Shooting - Read the Tweets

Celebrities are taking to social media to express shock and outrage over the tragic death of Alton Sterling.

The 37-year-old father of five was killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by police on Tuesday (July 5). Alton was selling CDs and police apprehended him for reportedly making threats. Video surveillance emerged of the shooting, and Alton can be seen on the ground being restrained when an officer yelled “gun” and he was shot at point-blank range.

The tragic death of Alton, a black male, marked yet another senseless death at the hands of the police. Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, and many more celebrities took to social media to comment on the tragedy.

Click inside for more tweets about this horrible tragedy…

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  • Alien Visitor

    Blood on the street and they call it murder. These cops will walk… at most, they’ll get paid leave and at best, they’ll get promotions and bragging brats.

  • Alina

    The guy was on the ground, they already had him. They really didn’t need to SHOOT HIM POINT BLANK IN THE FUCKING HEAD.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Alton Sterling was a registered sex offender, someone that had a un licensed gun on him on probabtion which is a violation.. he was a criminal ..why should I care about what happens to child predators??? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmqcwvnWEAUID-a.jpg:large

  • AeeJay

    Crying over a criminal.. give me a break people. He preyed on a 13 year old girl!! Now that his criminal record has been made public knowledge how many celebs will delete their tweets??

  • MKFan

    What he did in the past has absolutely no bearing on the facts of the present, which is that he was gunned down unarmed for absolutely no reason.

  • MKFan

    What he did in the past has absolutely no bearing on what happened right now, which is the fact that he was gunned down unwarranted for no reason.

  • Juicy Lucy

    Fuck the police !!!!!!!

  • Anna

    I’ve seen videos on youtube where a cop shoots a dog multiple times for NO reason. The dog was not attack him, not barking, just out there playing fetch with his owner. Then beside the video, there’s 10 more videos of the same scenario from different cops in different parts of the State. And this is with an animal..not a human being. But innocent animals. It seems like the American Police are NOT properly trained. Video after video they use brute force and take out their gun for no reason. It’s ridiculous. This guy could be a murder for all I care, what the cop did was WRONG. He was detained and on the ground, it is not up to the cop to be the judge, jury, and executioner. Learn to do your fucking job!!!

  • Charlotte

    And where is Beyonce’s comment? Walk the talk miss B…or was “black lives matter” all just a PR move for you?

  • Jlhw

    None dumb ass!!!! It’s has nothing to do with his record it has to do with the senseless killings be it black, white or gay the point is the killings need to stop idiot!!!!!

  • Gina

    F*ck off with your justifications for cold blooded murder. The cops didn’t know a damn thing about him or his past when they killed him. All they knew is that he was black. Go ahead and try to justify all the other black men with no criminal records who were murdered in similar ways. I’ll wait.

  • Roscoe

    Please, if this guy diddled with your child, you would want to shoot him yourself. Good riddance.

  • TI Les Les

    go and die jackass

  • Will

    If he was a sex offender then who cares, he would have spent the rest of his life raping innocent people. So F*ck sex offenders.

  • Tina Mallette

    I have no opinion on what happened as I have not read all the facts and I am not sure all the facts are out but have you ever watched crime shows there is this thing called computer technology which allows the cops to know who they are dealing with in a nanosecond. Someone must have called the police about this guy making threats and that person may have known his name and gave it to the police. That said shooting a suspect at point blank range when they already seem to have him under control is on the face of it excessive force and yes even murder.

  • Gina

    All that doesn’t matter anyway, EVERYONE deserves due process that isn’t affected by personal biases.

  • Roscoe

    He died because he resisted arrest and possibly reached for his weapon or the cop’s taser. Maybe he would still be alive if he was severely punished for engaging in intercourse with a minor.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    But he was a sex offender. Are you guys actually serious? I don’t think he deserved to get shot but he was not a good man.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    I know. I can’t believe all those who are defending him.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    So being a pedophile and preying on a 13 year old girl doesn’t matter?

  • MKFan

    When you have to twist my words because you have no valid argument

  • MKFan

    He didn’t reach for his weapon nor the cop’s taser, there’s video evidence of the altercation. Maybe he would still be alive if cop’s knew how to do their jobs without turning into trigger happy power mongers.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Sorry but you don’t get over being a sex offender preying on girls.

  • MKFan

    Too bad his sex offense had absolutely nothing to do with the arrest taking place and cop apologists are stretching to grasp any defense, no matter how ridiculous

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Actaully it does.

  • Brink

    The police got a call that there was a man with a gun . He had already pulled it and threatened a person that is why the police were called. He was combative and a threat to innocent people and the police. its his own actions that got him killed.

  • Roscoe

    Maybe you saw something I didn’t, but ,from the two videos, I didn’t have a view of where his hands were or where they were going if anywhere. The cops were arrest happy until the suspect decided to resist. Say what you will, but I’m not in the habit of wrestling guys with guns and I’m sure you aren’t either lol.

  • MKFan

    Actually it doesn’t. Besides, he was 20 in a relationship with a 17 year old. Not nearly as big of a deal as you’re making it seem.

  • MKFan

    He was 20 and had a relationship with a 17 year old, hardly an offense worthy of being labeled a criminal.

  • MKFan

    If you had actually watched the evidence, he was literally pinned to the ground with the officer’s knee in his arm. There was absolutely no way for him to reach for anything, but sure, keep defending a murderer.

  • MKFan

    She wasn’t 13 btw, stop propagating a lie

  • Roscoe

    If I’m defending a murderer then you are defending a pedo. I can’t say I’m too broken up about which side you think I’m on. Anyways, I don’t know what happened, good for you that you do, I guess.

  • MKFan

    I wasn’t aware that dating a 17 year old while you’re 20 makes you a pedophile. But sure, keep stretching to defend those cops

  • Roscoe

    The statute I found says that his conviction relates to relations with a minor aged 13 to less than 17. A child can be considered younger than the age of majority as well as a prepubescent young person. Equals pedo.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    A 17 year old is still a child. Stop defending a pedophile!

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    And she was still underage. Either you, you and the media are shameful for projecting this man as innocent when he wasn’t.

  • VanityInsecurity

    wtf are you on & where did I justify anything for his killing? I am simply saying I DGAF about a child predator. I DGAF about people who are criminals & this loser was a criminal with a rap sheet in every possible crime you can think of.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Actually the girl was 14 years old & got the girl pregnant NOT 17. He was sentenced to 5 years for having sex with a minor! In 2008 he was arrested for domestic violence for choking his girlfriend.. Read the court documents yourself before you go on blabbing BS around.

  • VanityInsecurity
  • MKFan

    Okay? I’m still trying to figure out exactly what his past crimes have to do with the police murdering him in cold blood

  • VanityInsecurity

    What he did in the past shows me what kind of person he was, & he was a criminal a lifer at that.. so if you care about criminals then go ahead & be angry at his death.. I for one could care f*cken less about a cretan to society.

  • MKFan

    Literally no one said he was innocent, his past had nothing to do with what happened when he was killed

  • MKFan

    So you don’t care about police officers blatantly ignoring Constitutional rights and shooting someone to death for no reason? Alright, gotcha, at least now I know your argument

  • Gina

    WTF are YOU on? His criminal record is a convenient reason for people to not care about the way in which he died. Even if he didn’t have a record, people would still come up with some sort of justification for his murder.

  • VanityInsecurity

    you should have known that by my original post when I said IDGAF. But I guess you are slow so..

  • Gina

    His death speaks to a bigger issue when it comes to how police react to black people. Alton’s death is just one of many race-related murders. This issue is much bigger than just him.

  • MKFan

    Considering you literally don’t care about the right to a fair trial guaranteed by everyone in the Constitution, the only slow one here is you

  • VanityInsecurity

    My mind is free & clear of biases & ignorances that seem to cloud you. If he didn’t have a gun on him do you think he would have been shot? His criminal ways are what caused his own death. Most likely he wasn’t going to be shot had he not had a gun on him.

  • Gina

    The only thing that’s clouding me are the fumes from the bullsh*t you’ve been spewing, honey. “Most likely he wasn’t going to be shot”? Coulda, woulda, shoulda. Good to know you have insight on what goes on in the mind of a trigger happy racist. The man was already restrained! There was absolutely no reason to shoot him and your racist ass knows it. I hear so many stories of police having to deal with out of control white criminals who resist arrest, and somehow they still manage to make it out alive.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Gina, Im the furthest thing from being racist.. & why the hell would my opinion make you fume? Why is my opinion so important to you? I don’t really care about yours.. I don’t care that you even view me as racist. You are a nobody in my world. I never said that his killing is justified I only said we shouldn’t care cus hes a cretan to society that never did anything positive. And there are many white ppl that get killed by cops there are 561 ppl killed this year alone by cops & guess what 275 of those ppl are white! check out the stats here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/jun/01/the-counted-police-killings-us-database

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