In time for Thanksgiving, a bizarre video of Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last year for fatally shooting two men at a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest, has resurfaced, announcing a video game he helped create where gamers “they shoot fake news turkeys”.
In the clip, which has garnered nearly 160,000 views on Twitter, the developer behind TURKEY SHOT by Kyle Rittenhouse says: “When I saw how these fake news turkeys worked, I had to start coding right away.
“Players will be able to play as Kyle Rittenhouse using a highly specialized laser gun to take down any turkey that spreads lies, propaganda or liberal bias,” they add.
The game, released this summer, was intended to fund Mr. Rittenhouse’s ongoing legal efforts, which include a wave of defamation lawsuits targeting people who he said falsely labeled him a white supremacist.
“From the beginning, I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse says in another promotional video for the game, which included a bizarre rap song about the teenager. “But that didn’t stop the media from smearing my name.”
In the game, players control an avatar of Mr. Rittenhouse and shoot turkeys labeled “fake news” as well as birds labeled “MSDNC” and “FNN”, mocking the nicknames of MSNBC and CNN.
In 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted in a high-profile murder case, after he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, 27.
Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, claimed the killings were in self-defense.
During the 2020 racial justice protests, the teen crossed state lines from his Illinois home and was stopped by self-described armed militiamen who were guarding businesses and demanding
The teenager, who idolized the police and published numerous “blue lives matter” comments on social networks, was pictured posing with members of the Proud Boys and displaying a “white power” sign, according to prosecutors, although Rittenhouse has said she was unaware the “OK” gesture she displayed had racist connotations.
Since gaining notoriety, Rittenhouse has become a right-wing celebrity associated with the Second Amendment.
In November, he met with Republican members of Congress in a pro-gun caucus.
“It was an honor to have Kyle join the Second Amendment Caucus. He is a powerful example of why we must never give an inch on our Second Amendment rights, and his perseverance and his love for our country was an inspiration to the caucus,” said far-right Rep. Laurent Boebert. from Colorado. he told The Hill.
Rittenhouse also started a YouTube channel about guns.