Verdict is retribution for Toxic Masculinity?

The wife of California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing intense backlash for celebrating the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin as “retribution on toxic masculinity.”

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, like many politicians and pundits, posted on Twitter in response to Chauvin being found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

“George Floyd should still be alive today. And while nothing will bring him back or heal the unthinkable pain his killing caused his family and Black Americans everywhere,” she wrote, “today’s verdict offers a retribution on toxic masculinity and a ray of light in the fight for racial justice.”

Critics from both sides of the aisle were quick to call out Newsom’s misplaced remarks on social media.

“Sincerely asking, does anyone know what she means by this?” Conservative commentator Alex Salvi wrote on Twitter.

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