Kyle Rittenhouse Creates Video Game Where You Can Shoot As Teenager

Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager acquitted in November 2021 of first-degree intentional homicide and four other felony charges, has made a game on a phone in which you can be him shooting "fake news" Turkeys.

The controversial public figure was found to have legally used self-defense, after shooting two people dead and wounding another at a protest in Kenosha, in August 2020, fearing his life was in danger.

The game, "Kyle Rittenhouse's Turkey Shoot," is available now on pre-order for $9.99, according to the game's website. The site does not say when the game will be released.

The game has been made in collaboration with Mint Studios, one of the leading publishers of mobile games.

The proceeds from the video game will go toward funding Rittenhouse's defamation lawsuits against the media for how they covered his trial, according to the website.

"Kyle Rittenhouse is raising funds to sue the left-wing media organizations for defamation and now you can help," the website reads. There was no other information about the defamation cases.

On the game, users play as cartoon Rittenhouse who shoots turkeys, saying things like "fake news" and "MSDNC" on them.

"The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than to push their lying agenda and destroy innocent people's lives," Rittenhouse says in the game's trailer.

Newsweek has contacted Rittenhouse for comment.

In November 19, 2021, after facing five felony charges including homicide, Rittenhouse was acquitted on all counts after killing two men and wounding another during a Black Lives Matter protest in August 2020.

The court ruling polarised lawmakers, with many pro-gun Republicans supporting Rittenhouse using self-defense and gun control activists saying that he should have been punished for the shootings.

On August 25, 2020, during the protest that were organized after the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer, a 17-year-old Rittenhouse used a semi-automatic AR-15 style rifle to shoot Joseph Rosenbaum, a 36-year-old unarmed man, who was chasing Rittenhouse and grabbed the barrel of his rifle in a parking lot.

Rittenhouse then shot him four times at close range and Rosenbaum died.

During the unrest, 26-year-old Silver Lake resident Anthony Huber hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard, and then the teenager fatally shot him in the chest.

Another 26-year-old man from West Allis armed with a handgun, Gaige Grosskreutz, was shot by Rittenhouse once on his right arm and ended up surviving.

Kenosha County prosecutors charged him with two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide, two counts of reckless endangerment, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of curfew violation.

But Rittenhouse had joined a group of men in the Winsconsin town who said they were in Kenosha to protect local businesses, and his lawyers argued he was using self-defense, citing the Second Amendment.

Kyle Rittenhouse in court
Kyle Rittenhouse enters the courtroom to hear the verdicts in his trial prior to being found not guilty on all counts at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 19, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse, the controversial public figure who was cleared in court after shooting two people and wounding another at a protest in Kenosha, citing self defense, has made a game on a phone in which you can be him shooting “fake news” Turkeys. Sean Krajacic/Getty

A month after being acquitted, in December 2021, Rittenhouse told Fox News that there would be some "media accountability coming soon." He has not named which leftwing media outlets he wants to sue.

Meanwhile, Senate lawmakers on Thursday voted through the U.S.'s most significant gun legislation in more than three decades.

The bill, which will bring in legislation to tighten background checks on potential gun purchasers convicted of domestic violence or significant crimes in childhood, will now be voted on by the House.

Earlier on Thursday, the GOP-dominated Supreme Court ruled Americans have the constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defense, exposing a deep divide in attitudes towards gun control across the country.