Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two unarmed males throughout a 2020 racial justice protest, is releasing a online game that enables gamers to shoot turkeys symbolizing the media.
Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder for the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings, and has develop into a celebrated determine in rightwing media. His new recreation ― introduced Thursday amid a push for gun laws within the wake of mass shootings ― options “pretend information turkeys” which are labeled “pretend information” and “MSDNC.”
In a promotional video posted on Twitter, Rittenhouse claims the “media is nothing however a bunch of turkeys with nothing higher to do than push their mendacity agenda and destroy harmless individuals’s lives.”
Rittenhouse is collaborating on the sport with Mint Studios, whose CEO Mint Chip told the Washington Examiner that the corporate “needed to step in to assist Kyle after we noticed what was carried out to him.”
The sport web site says some funds will go to “authorized protection in opposition to the pretend information.”
“There’s going to be some media accountability coming quickly,” Rittenhouse advised Fox News final December, though he has not stated who he plans to sue.
Rittenhouse’s promotional video for his recreation included a rap about bankrupting the information.
“It’s the pretend information turkey shoot/ Obtained a laser gun going pew pew pew/ Observe my fits/ We about to bankrupt the pretend information.”
Rittenhouse introduced the sport on the identical day that the Supreme Court docket struck down a New York state gun management regulation. In the meantime, the Senate is planning to vote on bipartisan gun safety legislation 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.