Bubba Wallace is facing a mixed reaction from Twitter users after posting about Breonna Taylor. The NASCAR star took to social media earlier this week after the Breonna Taylor ruling and many on Twitter voiced heated opinions over the driver’s tweet.
On Wednesday, Wallace, 26, posted a simple tweet with the hashtag “#BreonnaTaylor” along with a black hand fist emoji.
Shortly after posting the tweet, thousands on Twitter responded to Bubba Wallace. Many voiced opposing views on the controversial incident.
“Explain to me how the Breonna Taylor case is anything more than an unfortunate tragedy?” one user writes. “The warrant was legal. The cops announced themselves. The bf shot at them. They shot back. Taylor was killed…What were the cops supposed to do? Just take the bullets and give their own lives?”
Another user responded by writing: “Kind of an open ended tweet bubba…I for one am disappointed in the grand jury’s charges. The fact is she would be here if not for them.”
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Bubba Wallace, Charles Barkley, and Donald Trump Speaking Out on Breonna Taylor Ruling
Officials announced on Wednesday the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor trial. The grand jury voted not to charge three police officers directly in her death.
In addition to Bubba Wallace, a number of high profile figures weighed in after the grand jury decision. NBA legend Charles Barkley found himself on the receiving end of social media backlash after his comments regarding the ruling.
Furthermore, President Donald Trump also added his voice to the conversation regarding the issue. Later in the day on Wednesday, Trump spoke out during a press conference. He shared a quote from the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
“Really brilliant Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is doing a fantastic job. I think he’s a star,” Trump said. “And he made a statement that I’ll just read, ‘Justice is not often easy. It does not fit the mold of public opinion and it does not conform to shifting standards. It answers only to the facts and to the law. If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice. Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge.’”