Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two unarmed males throughout a 2020 racial justice protest, is releasing a online game that permits gamers to shoot turkeys symbolizing the media.
Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder for the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings, and has turn into a celebrated determine in rightwing media. His new sport ― introduced Thursday amid a push for gun laws within the wake of mass shootings ― options “fake news turkeys” which might be labeled “fake news” and “MSDNC.”
In a promotional video posted on Twitter, Rittenhouse claims the “media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push their lying agenda and destroy innocent people’s lives.”
Rittenhouse is collaborating on the sport with Mint Studios, whose CEO Mint Chip told the Washington Examiner that the corporate “had to step in to help Kyle after we saw what was done to him.”
The sport web site says some funds will go to “legal defense against the fake news.”
“There’s going to be some media accountability coming soon,” Rittenhouse instructed Fox News final December, though he has not stated who he plans to sue.
Rittenhouse’s promotional video for his sport included a rap about bankrupting the information.
“It’s the fake news turkey shoot/ Got a laser gun going pew pew pew/ Follow my suits/ We about to bankrupt the fake news.”
Rittenhouse introduced the sport on the identical day that the Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun management legislation. Meanwhile, the Senate is planning to vote on bipartisan gun security laws drafted within the wake of mass shootings at an elementary faculty in Uvalde, Texas, and a grocery retailer in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.