Avengers star and Kenosha, Wis., native Mark Ruffalo appeared on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Tuesday, where he discussed the protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake. Depiction of the protests drew counter-protests and vigilantes to the area, resulting in further violence.
“The news I was seeing coming out of there didn't feel honest to me,” said Ruffalo. “It felt salacious.”
Having grown up in Kenosha, Ruffalo was disappointed with how the news portrayed the protest. He also believes that President Trump condemning the protests as “domestic terrorism” only added to the misconception.
“The story coming out of the Kenosha news at the time,” said Ruffalo. “That was coming out of the Trump campaign that Kenosha was some kind of hell hole where black terrorists were terrorizing the community — which is total and utter bull****.”
Ruffalo made it clear he supports the protests and calls for social justice in his hometown, and that he is fed up with people reportedly coming into his town and trying to create division and strife.
“They were provocateurs trashing a town they're not even from,” he said. “That's what broke my heart, because that's not what I know about Kenosha, Wis.”
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