MSNBC anchor Joy Reid discussed “male white tears” and compared Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial to Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in a new TikTok video.
The video, which was posted Tuesday to “The Reid Out” account on Tik Tok, has also now been shared on Twitter.
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) November 17, 2021
“The Kyle Rittenhouse trial, it reminded a lot of people of something,” Reid says. “Something, I can’t remember what it was.” Reid suddenly “remembers” that the “something” was Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings and recalls how Kavanaugh “cried” his way through it.
Reid continues to say that during the hearing, Kavanaugh’s tears proved to be more “powerful” than the tears of the alleged victim, Christine Blasey Ford. (RELATED: Brett Kavanaugh Breaks Down While Talking About His Dad)
“But in America, there’s a thing about both white vigilantism and white tears, particularly male white tears,” Reid explains. She then adds to her statement and says,“white tears in general,” stating that white women, often termed “Karens,” also cry their way out of situations where they’ve gotten “caught.”
“White men can get away with that, too, and it has the same effect,” says Reid, before claiming that conservatives still “want to be able to have their tears,” despite some on the right maintaining that masculinity is under attack due to “multi-culturalism and wokeism.”
Reid ends the video by directing viewers to read a piece about her arguments on “The Reid Out” blog.
Rittenhouse, a teenager, who shot and killed two people during the Kenosha riots in the summer of 2020, is currently on trial for intentional first degree homicide. At one point in the trial, Rittenhouse got emotional on the stand, which prompted criticism from the media.