Photos of Kristen Bell with Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies spark backlash

Kristen Bell has previously supported the Black Lives Matter movement. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Kristen Bell has beforehand supported the Black Lives Matter motion. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Kristen Bell was known as out Monday for images that sheriff’s deputies on the Lancaster Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shared over the weekend.

The photographs present the previous star of The Good Place smiling alongside the deputies, along with her arms round them, and, in one of many two photographs, flashing a thumbs up.

They defined within the caption, “Today, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting @KristenBell, who was hands down, the kindest human ever. There truly never is a dull moment at Lancaster!”

People had been fast to slam Bell for showing to have made buddies with a division discovered to incorporate a number of gang-like teams who, in accordance with the Los Angeles Times, have been “accused of glorifying violence and whose members have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in legal payouts.” They’ve additionally been accused of racist habits.

Commenters stated seeing the images “sucks so much.” They identified that Bell is a landlord and steered that that was why she had been pleasant to deputies. 

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to a rep for Bell for remark.

In the previous, Bell has publicly supported the Black Lives Matter motion. She and her husband, Dax Shepard, have vowed to boost their daughters to be anti-racist. Bell has co-authored a youngsters’s e-book, The World Needs More Purple People, which sat atop the New York Times Best Seller List when it was launched final yr. It’s about “embracing what makes YOU special while finding common ground with those around you.” And “looking to reach beyond the political divide of red and blue.” A sequel, The World Needs More Purple Schools, is scheduled to be launched June 21, 2022.