Black Lives Matter Say They 'Don't F***' with Kyle Rittenhouse

Black Lives Matter said they "don't f***" with Kyle Rittenhouse in response to him saying he supports the BLM movement.

Rittenhouse made the comment in his first television appearance since being acquitted on all charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during unrest that erupted over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August last year.

"This case has nothing to do with race," he told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired on Monday evening during Tucker Carlson Tonight. "It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense."

In a teaser clip that was shared by Fox News on Sunday, Rittenhouse told Carlson: "I'm not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating."

Black Lives Matter responded to those comments on Twitter on Monday.

In a quote-tweet of Newsweek's post about Rittenhouse's remarks, Black Lives Matter wrote: "Alexa play: I don't f**k with you."

The tweet also included a link to the music video for rapper Big Sean's I Don't F**k With You on YouTube and a gif of a Black woman holding a sign with "IDFWU" on it.

A BLM spokeswoman directed Newsweek to the tweet when asked for comment about Rittenhouse.

In a statement after Rittenhouse's acquittal, Black Lives Matter said the verdict was expected.

"We are not shocked. Today's not-guilty verdict is expected when white supremacy lives and breathes within our institutions. It is a reminder of how our legal systems are deeply rooted in white supremacy," the statement said.

"It was a set up from the beginning. The police, the judge, the court, mainstream media, and every single system involved all wrapped their arms around Kyle Rittenhouse from the very beginning—from even before the murders he committed. What this verdict reminds us of is that this is a nation deeply rooted and still very committed to white supremacy, and we must continue to fight against it."

Rittenhouse was 17 when he traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha on August 25, illegally armed with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle. That night, he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz.

Rittenhouse and his attorneys successfully argued that he fired in self-defense and was in fear for his life, while prosecutors contended he created the danger he viewed as life-threatening by traveling to the city armed.

The unrest in Kenosha erupted during a summer of protests against racial injustice triggered by the murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, then a Minneapolis police officer, in May 2020.

Kyle Rittenhouse looks back
Kyle Rittenhouse looks back as attorneys discuss items in the motion for mistrial presented by his defense during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 17, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sean Krajacic/Pool-Getty Images