Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot and killed two men during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020, announced the upcoming release of a new video game about the set of “fake news turkeys”.
The game, titled Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shootingwill use its profits to “sue left-wing media organizations for defamation,” according to the official website.
Rittenhouse, a staunch defender of the US Second Amendment, announced the existence of the game on Twitter on Thursday.
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“I’m releasing a video game to fight fake news!” he wrote.
In the video game trailer, Rittenhouse introduces himself via voiceover as “the guy who recently acquitted of all charges in the Kenosha self-defense case”.
“From the start, I did nothing wrong,” Rittenhouse continues. “But that didn’t stop the media from smearing my name. It’s time to fight the fake news machine.
To help fund this alleged fight, Rittenhouse created Turkey shoot in partnership with Mint Studios. According to the studio’s YouTube account (which only posted one YouTube video, the Turkey shoot trailer), it’s a “global game studio” that “partners with the biggest influencers in the public arena to create groundbreaking games for all to enjoy”.
In the point-and-shoot video game, users embody what is presumed to be an avatar of Rittenhouse, who shoots animated turkeys labeled “fake news” and “MSDNC.”
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“The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push their lying agenda and destroy the lives of innocent people,” said Rittenhouse, who is wielding a white Nerf gun , in the trailer for the video game.
The trailer ends with a song created by Rittenhouse, where he raps, “That’s the fake news Turkey Shoot. I have a laser gun that bench, bench, bench.
The game is currently available for pre-order at US$9.99. There is no specific release date on the game’s official website.
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Lawyers representing Rittenhouse have previously said they intend to file “at least 10” defamation lawsuits against companies and individuals, including Meta Platforms’ Mark Zuckerberg. Rittenhouse’s legal team said they would target those who branded their client a “murderer”.
In 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted of five counts, including homicide, in connection with the shooting deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, claimed to have killed the two men (and injured another) in self-defense during a protest in Kenosha following the shooting of a black man , Jacob Blake, by a white policeman.
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His acquittal was highly controversial and sparked wide conversation about gun rights and race in the United States.
Social media reaction to Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shooting was unsurprisingly very divided.
Ann Coulter, a prominent American conservative media personality, tweeted her support for the game, writing, “That’s so cool.”
Others had less favorable reactions to the news.
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