Ellen DeGeneres has been ‘cancelled’ by the internet over her response to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict.
Moments after the former police officer was charged with the murder of George Floyd, the TV host took to Twitter to share a post.
It read: “Justice.”
However, many followers were not impressed with her comment.
“Not justice,” wrote one person, adding: “Justice would be safety. Maybe a step toward accountability. Let’s wait til sentencing to find out if that’s gonna happen.”
Another added: “Justice would be people not getting discriminately killed by police in the first place.”
“Yes that’s so true,” agreed another person. “We have to wait for the sentence. The judge could give him probation.”
“Justice is when he actually serves the full extent of the time of his charges,” wrote another. We have seen too many times, the conviction followed by small sentences. We are not finished. Justice will be served when is sentenced!”
Chauvin is currently being held at Oak Park Heights while he awaits sentencing.
Due to the fact he was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, he is looking at a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 40 years.
The sentencing is expected to take place in two months.
The 45-year-old is spending 23 hours a day in solitary confinement for his own safety.
A spokesperson recently told the press: “Administrative segregation is used when someone’s presence in the general population is a safety concern.
“There are 41 people in the ACU and cells are monitored by cameras with corrections officers also doing rounds at least every 30 minutes.
“He’ll have on average an hour a day out of his cell for exercise (alone). Meals are delivered to his cell
“He is in a single cell and will not have contact with other incarcerated people.”
Featured image credit: @theellenshow/Instagram/Minnesota Department of Corrections.