4. Media, celebrities call for violence against the students
The outrage that was stoked online yielded some leftists to wish for violence against Sandmann and his classmates.
In a tweet he has since deleted, Bakari Sellers, a CNN contributor and former South Carolina state representative, said of Sandmann Saturday: "He is a deplorable. Some ppl can also be punched in the face."
Similarly, author and former CNN contributor Reza Aslan asked on Twitter, beneath a photo of a smiling Sandmann: "Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid's?"
Kathy Griffin, now infamous for a video she made holding a fake severed head of President Donald Trump that was smeared with ketchup, urged her over millions of followers to shame and dox the boys.
Much was made about the Trump campaign hats that some of the Kentucky students were wearing.
Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted Sunday that the red hat is "the new white hood," referring to Ku Klux Klan garb.
"Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will continue to destroy itself," she tweeted, adding that teenagers have no right to oppose abortion.
Among the worst tweets came from movie producer Jack Morrissey who suggested the students should be murdered "Fargo" style in a woodchipper.