Just seven months after Jerry Sandusky was arrested on suspicion of child molestation — and his case consumed the news, late night talk shows, and satire programs like South Park — the former Penn State assistant coach was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse. Since Hollywood is hardly an industry to keep mum about any major news event (see: the aforementioned South Park episode), celebrities flocked to their Twitter to share their thoughts about the verdict and Sandusky, who was accused of sexually assaulting nearly a dozen boys over the course of 15 years. Read below to see tweets that ranged from celebratory to somber to inappropriately funny.
Would it be inappropriate to say we should send Jerry Sandusky to a women’s prison where he would likely enjoy himself a lot less?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 23, 2012
Sandusky found GUILTY yet for some reason I don’t even feel better. The whole thing is just gross & despicable.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) June 23, 2012
Justice is served! Sandusky convicted!! Much respect 2 the victims who spoke out & compassion 4 those who couldn’t
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 23, 2012
The good news – #Sandusky will rot in jail The bad news – a dozen people who covered for him will be going back to work tomorrow
— Hal Sparks (@HalSparks) June 23, 2012
Let me re-phrase.I hope Jerry Sandusky gets a lot of unwanted “horseplay” in the prison showers.
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) June 23, 2012
Sandusky has just been put on suicide watch. He should be put on suicide encouragement!
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) June 23, 2012
Jury agrees with Sandusky’s face.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) June 23, 2012
You never would’ve made it to trial in Texas, Sandusky!
— Randy Quaid (@RandyRQuaid) June 23, 2012
A better coach wouldn’t have been satisfied with 45 out of 48.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) June 23, 2012
Sandusky, a tragedy all around. He may well come to know in prison the kind of horror he inflicted. May his victims have peace.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) June 23, 2012