When a celebrity appears in Los Angeles, people pay attention. However, when Kristen Bell was photographed with sheriff’s deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station, she left fans stunned. People were enraged by Kristen Bell for displaying her unwavering support for cops and began lambasting her aggressively for taking the photo in the first place.
“Today, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting Kristen Bell, who was hands down, the kindest human ever,” The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Lancaster captioned their post on Instagram, adding that “There truly never is a dull moment at Lancaster!”
The Instagram post from November 20, 2021, generated a lot of interest. More than 7,500 individuals have liked it, and hundreds of people have added comments, including the ones below.
“l love it when Hollyweird ppl stand on the thin blue line. All the haters can SUCK IT! Blue Lives Matter.”
“Awesome. A visit to show support is great. Love it.”
“Glad to see you stand for something and not fall for anything.”
“Love it. Thank you, law enforcement!!!”
“Thank You, Kristen Bell, for showing your support to the vast majority of law enforcement that does an excellent job and risks their lives and protect us every day.”
Despite the fact that Bell has been open about his pro-police sentiments, some people were critical of his connection to cops in Los Angeles. According to The Los Angeles Times, the LA police department includes groups of cops who are “aaccused of glorifying violence and whose members have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in legal payouts.”
Nonetheless, Kristen Bell and her spouse Dax Shepard have made their views on the Black Lives Matter movement known. Bell has also said she desires to raise children who are antiracist and willing to show support to people of all races and religions.
Bell has also written a children’s book called The World Needs More Purple People, which promotes the idea that people everywhere have more in common than they have to set them apart.
However, many people were offended by Bell’s photograph with the police, believing it to be an outrage.
“Wow, this sucks so much, Kristen Bell. Taking pictures with deputy gang members,” said one person.
“Will one of you famous whites that know @KristenBell please handle this? Don’t make me start snitch tagging,” another stated.
“Hey Kristen Bell, did you tweet #blacklivesmatter cuz this ain’t it.”
Bell and her family have yet to speak about the criticism she has received for posing with sheriff’s deputies in Lancaster County. However, she might want to keep quiet on the subject until all of the bad media passes over, since it may harm her career.
Despite the backlash, it’s clear that Bell has a lot of support from people who believe she made the correct decision. Hopefully, she’ll continue to show her support for cops while also working to raise awareness about racism and police brutality.