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Kyle Rittenhouse is Selling a Video Game to Raise Money and It’s Really Quite Disturbing

Last November, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges related to the shooting and killing of two men and wounding of a third during protests that took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. The protests were spurred by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Mediaite reports. Now that this is all over, Rittenhouse is selling a videogame showing a likeness of himself shooting turkeys that are labeled “Fake News” and “MSDNC.”

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, brought an AR-15 style rifle to downtown Kenosha, where the protest was going on. At one point, he told a reporter he was there to guard buildings during the protest.

Apparently, he forgot that is the job of the police.

His attorneys argued successfully, claiming Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense when he killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.

Mark Richards, one of Rittenhouse’s attorneys told reporters he had hoped Rittenhouse would “change his name and start his life over,” adding that his young client suffers from PTSD and “doesn’t sleep at night.” Of course, Huber and Rosenbaum never have to worry about either of these things. After all, they are permanently “asleep” now.

And Rittenhouse isn’t following Richards’ advice and is popping up all over conservative media outlets and political conferences, where he has plenty to say about how the media has portrayed him (even though most of those portrayals have likely been accurate) and saying he plans to start suing his critics.

His video game follows a similarly whiny trend.

“I am releasing a video game to fight back against the fake news!” he announced in a tweet Thursday. “It’s called Kyle Rittenhouse’s Turkey Shoot.”

Frankly, the game looks like that word that rhymes with wrap, but it’s available for $9.99 on a website linked in Rittenhouse’s tweet. The tweet is accompanied by a short video promoting the game and includes Rittenhouse describing himself as “the guy who was acquitted of all charges in the Kenosha self-defense case.” We also get to hear him claim that “from the very beginning, I did nothing wrong.”

He whines that the media “smear[ed] my name. It’s time to fight back against the fake news machine. This is why I’m launching the Kyle Rittenhouse Fake News Turkey Shoot video game.” And the video shows Rittenhouse’s avatar holding a large gun while bouncy music plays in the background and showing him doing what he apparently loves to do best — shoot other living beings.

“The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing to do than push their lying agenda (I’m guessing he’s not talking about Fox News or Newsmax).” He says all this while encouraging his followers to pre-order the game, thus helping him fund lawsuits against the “fake news media.”

Rittenhouse has yet to file any lawsuits, and the overall consensus by legal experts is that he has little chance of succeeding in court. According to one such attorney, Adam Klasfeld, Rittenhouse has a “zero likelihood of winning a defamation suit against people who stated publicly that he was either a murderer or a white supremacist so long as the court applies the law appropriately.”

I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a day when this spoiled, entitled brat is out of the public eye, but it will be a lovely day when that happens.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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