Actor Matthew Modine of “Full Metal Jacket” fame takes his craft very seriously.
He told an interviewer for Collider last year why he’s so careful about his performances.
“When you stand on a stage, when you’re projected onto a motion picture screen, the things that you do and the things that you say will have an impact on those people’s lives,” Modine said.
He takes his Twitter feed a bit less seriously.
The “Stranger Things” star shared a series of questions tied to the Kyle Rittenhouse case on the social media platform. The now-18-year-old shot three people at the height of the Kenosha riots, killing two and injuring one. The teen’s claims of self defense appear solid according to court testimony.
That hasn’t stopped the Left from calling him a white supremacist killer, without evidence. Media coverage has been atrocious, with MSNBC anchors doing the most damage to the truth.
MSNBC skips Kyle Rittenhouse defense’s closing argument after airing prosecutor’s case to juryhttps://t.co/IpCXgiYJJk
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 15, 2021
That may explain Modine’s stance on the high-profile trial. Consider this Tweet as Exhibit A that he got his talking points from Fake News outlets.
Is #KyleRittenhouse wearing surgical gloves?
If so, why?
To cover his fingerprints?
Why would he load a weapon with bullets
Travel to an event
Aim the rifle at people
Pull the trigger of the rifle he’d loaded
Unless he went there
With intent to kill? pic.twitter.com/KUlOzp3zwi
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) November 16, 2021
The actor got a swift response from the post, mostly from people eager to educate him on all the mistakes made in that single Tweet.
Your daily reminder that scriptwriters frequently don’t get enough credit for making actors seem clever on screen.
— Claude Rains, Zombie (@CRainsZombie) November 16, 2021
If you had looked up anything about the case at all you would have found all your answers.
Here’s some basics, like more detail below:
He was in a riot with violent criminals.
He was offering free medical aid to anyone hurt.
He put out fires.
He was attacked and tried to flee.
— vØidward 🕳️💫 (@Voidward) November 16, 2021
I’ve seen a lot of bad takes on this today, yet Hollywood never fails to come through with the worst
— Brian Russell (@brianrusselll) November 16, 2021
Why would you put on a seatbelt
Do you intend to crash you car?
To cover yourself when you choose to crash?
Why load the car with gas
Accelerate into something
Crash the car you wore a seatbelt in
Unless you got in
With intent to crash?
— I wish it were the 90s again (@RetroEscapism) November 16, 2021
Watch the trial. You’ll learn the truth. The media loves to twist things to their narrative. Seriously, watch the trial.
— Matthew Wilson (@TheGeeksAttic) November 16, 2021
Matthew, we get it, you didn’t watch the trial and you get all your information from your comfortable echo chamber.
— Next LA Mayor (@NextLAMayor) November 16, 2021
Tell me you haven’t watched a minute of the trial, and want to sound woke, without actually telling me……
— Rob Mac (@kddaddyo) November 16, 2021
Modine isn’t the only celebrity to attack Rittenhouse without the full set of facts at their disposal. Stars like John Cusack, Dave Bautista, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosanna Arquette, George Takei and Katy Stoll similarly slammed on social media.