This Kristen Bell photo is sparking backlash

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Kristen Bell is facing backlash over photos posted to Instagram and Twitter shared by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The pictures show the actress at the Lancaster Station of the LA County Sheriff’s Department with her arms around two deputies and flashing a thumbs up. 

The caption reads: “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!”

LAPD Controversy

Bell is being criticized for her photos and friendliness to a department that has been charged with corruption, violence and racism. Bell was criticised for her friendliness with a department that has been accused of corruption, violence and racism. Los Angeles TimesThe department claims that it has been “accused of glorifying violence and whose members have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in legal payouts.”Many people expressed their dismay at the actress via the comments section. 

Many commented on the star of The Good Place’s signature line, “This is the bad place,”Including pictures and GIFs from the actress. Others were more precise in their anger.  “Hey @KristenBell did you happen to Google ‘LASD gangs’ before you stopped by?”One person wrote in reference to the rumored existence of gang-like groups within the department. Another comment. “she’s also a landlord she knows what side they’re on.”

Many others also mentioned her being a landlord, wondering if that’s why she was being so friendly towards the police officers. One person summed up everyone’s feelings with, “and here is a perfect display of who cops truly protect and who actually feels safe with them.”

Some showed support for the actress. “She’s the BEST !!”One fan posted a comment on Instagram with another writer “we need to support our law enforcement and appreciate the job they do.” 

Bell remains silent

Bell, who has publicly supported Black Lives Matter, and her husband Dax Shepard have vowed to raise their daughters anti-racist. Bell also co-authored the book “Black Lives Matter”. The world needs more purple people?, New York Times bestseller about “embracing what makes YOU special while finding common ground with those around you.”The sequel The World Needs More Purple SchoolsThe movie, titled “The Last of the Wild”, will be released in June 2022. 

While the actress has not yet commented publicly on why she was at the police station, or why they took photos together, it is clear that the damage has been done. 

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