Disney’s “The Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal was hit with a backlash on social media when he honored the two men who were fatally shot after attacking teenager Kyle Rittenhouse last year.
Pascal claimed the pair were “murdered,” though Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all homicide charges relating to incidents. The actor was also swarmed with criticism for “glorying a child rapist” — a reference to now deceased 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, who has served jail time for numerous child sex crimes.
“Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 27, murdered August 25th, 2020. Rest In Peace,” Pascal wrote to Twitter on Saturday.
Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 27, murdered August 25th, 2020. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/TzhmWyZJeB
— Pedro Pascal he/him (@PedroPascal1) November 20, 2021
Legal analyst Viva Frei criticized Pascal, “Rosenbaum anally raped children. Literally. 9 to 11 year-olds. You are glorifying a child rapist.”
Rosenbaum anally raped children. Literally. 9 to 11 year-olds. You are glorifying a child rapist. pic.twitter.com/Gdr8U7XrHk
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) November 21, 2021
“Neither were murdered,” conservative podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey reacted. “Both were aggressors in this situation who happened to have a long history of violence, including, for the guy on the left, child rape.”
“Pick better heroes.”
Neither were murdered. Both were aggressors in this situation who happened to have a long history of violence, including, for the guy on the left, child rape. Pick better heroes
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) November 21, 2021
“You just publicly honored a guy who anally raped young children and tried to murder a teenager,” The Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon posted.
You just publicly honored a guy who anally raped young children and tried to murder a teenager.
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) November 21, 2021
“There are many pedophiles in Hollywood,” journalist and commentator Tim Pool asserted. “Pedro Pascal and Mark Ruffalo support a child rapist. Makes you wonder.”
There are many pedophiles in Hollywood
Pedro Pascal and Mark Ruffalo support a child rapist
Makes you wonder https://t.co/LqzXjbX64l
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 21, 2021
“Yikes,” Andy Signore commented, “whatever one’s take is on the Rittenhouse debacle – those two should not be treated as murdered ‘victims’ who deserve to Rest In Peace. Just shows how ignorant many Hollywood folk are… needing social media justice points to stay in that liberal mob think.”
Yikes 😳 whatever one’s take is on the Rittenhouse debacle – those two should not be treated as murdered “victims” who deserve to Rest In Peace. Just shows how ignorant many Hollywood folk are… needing social media justice points to stay in that liberal mob think 🤦🏻♂️
— Andy Signore (@andysignore) November 21, 2021
Left-wing fact-checking site Snopes has confirmed Rosenbaum’s sex child crimes:
For example, yes, at age 19, Rosenbaum was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing five children — all boys between the ages of 9 and 11 — in Arizona’s Pima County in early 2002, according to his case file obtained via a public records request by Snopes.
The documents said Rosenbaum was temporarily living with the boys’ parents after his mother had kicked him out for disobeying her rules about one month earlier. Over the course of his weeks-long stay, Rosenbaum molested the boys, showed them porn, and performed oral sex on them, among other offenses, the documents showed. He was sentenced to prison for roughly 15 years, and authorities believed at the time “his risk to recidivate being of great concern to the community” considering the victims’ gender and age. (Let us note here: The records included an interview with Rosenbaum in which he said his stepfather sexually abused him and his brother on an almost daily basis when he was a preteen.)
Considering that evidence, the claim that Rosenbaum at one point was convicted of sexually abusing at least one child before his death was true.
Pascal, an active and controversial anti-Trump social media poster, made waves in February when he stayed silent about the firing of his costar and friend Gina Carano from “The Mandalorian” over social media posts.
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