'Avengers' Star Mark Ruffalo Faces Backlash for Tribute Giving 'Cutesy Pet Name' to ‘Child Rapist' Joseph Rosenbaum

'Avengers' Star Mark Ruffalo Faces Backlash for Tribute Giving 'Cutesy Pet Name' to ‘Child Rapist' Joseph Rosenbaum


Marvel’s The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo is facing widespread ridicule for paying glowing tribute to Kyle Rittenhouse’s attackers, including serial pedophile and sex offender Joseph Rosenbaum, whom the Hollywood star affectionately referred to as “JoJo.”

In a bizarre tweet, Mark Ruffalo honored the two men whom Rittenhouse shot and killed in self defense after they physically attacked him during last year’s Black Lives Matter riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ruffalo — who was born in Kenosha — referred to Joseph Rosenbaum by the nickname “JoJo” as he eulogized the attackers as victims of a “racist system.”

We come together to mourn the lives lost to the same racist system that devalues Black lives and devalued the lives of Anthony and JoJo. #ReimagineKenosha

— Mark Ruffalo

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