KEY POINTS

  • Proceeds from Rittenhouse's game would aid his effort to sue "leftwing media"
  • Players can take on a cartoon version of Rittenhouse and shoot "Fake News" turkeys
  • Rittenhouse was 17 when he killed two people during a protest against police brutality

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was cleared of murder after fatally shooting two people during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has announced the release of a new video game that involves shooting “fake news” turkeys.

Rittenhouse said Thursday that the game was part of his effort to “fight back against fake news,” and the proceeds would help him sue media outlets for defamation, according to the New York Post.

Rittenhouse was 17 years old when he gunned down three men with a military-style semi-automatic rifle in 2020 during a protest against police brutality. The teen faced charges of murder for killing two Black Lives Matter protesters and injuring one.

The high-profile trial ended with Rittenhouse being acquitted of all charges after the jury found him not guilty of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.

The now-19-year-old released a promotional video Thursday for his new game, where players look like a cartoon version of Rittenhouse and shoot down turkeys that say “Fake News” and “MSDNC,” a nickname for MSNBC that is used by right-wingers.

“Hi, I’m Kyle Rittenhouse. You might know me as the guy who was recently acquitted from all charges in the Kenosha self-defense case,” Rittenhouse said in the video. “From the very beginning, I did nothing wrong. But that didn’t stop the media from smearing 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.”

“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 added as he asked viewers to pre-order the game.

The video also included a rap verse that said “we about to bankrupt the fake news," according to HuffPost.

The game is being sold for $9.99 on RittenhouseGame.com, which says “Kyle Rittenhouse is raising funds to sue the leftwing media organizations for defamation and now you can help.”

Rittenhouse collaborated with Mint Studios to come out with the game. Mint Chip, the CEO of Mint Studios, shared news stories about the video game on Twitter and wrote in one tweet, “Journos are some of the most uptight lil b----es ever. Lmao such weenies.”

Kyle Rittenhouse, the American teenager who shot two men and wounded another during anti-police protests last year, was found not guilty of all charges
Kyle Rittenhouse, the American teenager who shot two men and wounded another during anti-police protests last year, was found not guilty of all charges GETTY IMAGES via AFP / POOL
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