Kyle Rittenhouse announced the release of a new video game Thursday in which you can shoot “fake news turkeys” — and proceeds will go to his ongoing effort to sue media outlets for defamation.
Rittenhouse, who was acquitted last year after fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during a 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said on Twitter that the game is part of his effort to “fight back against fake news.”
“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,” he said in a promotional video for the game, which he is selling on his website for $9.99.
The game was created in collaboration with video game developer Mint Studios, whose CEO told the Washington Examiner that “We had to step in to help Kyle after we saw what was done to him.”
Game players assume a cartoon version of Rittenhouse to shoot the turkeys, which say “Fake News” and “MSDNC,” a right-wing moniker for MSNBC.
In a bizarre promotional video for the game, Rittenhouse shoots the air with a Nerf gun while a rap song that appears to be sung by Rittenhouse himself plays.
I am releasing a video game to fight back against the fake news!
It’s called Kyle Rittenhouse's TURKEY SHOOT.
— Kyle Rittenhouse (@ThisIsKyleR) June 23, 2022
“It’s the fake news turkey suit. Got a laser gun going pew pew pew. Follow my suits. We about to bankrupt the fake news,” the song says.
Rittenhouse was 17 when he brought a semi-automatic rifle to Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020, in what he claims was an effort to protect businesses as riots broke over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was left paralyzed from the waist down.
He fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, and claimed self-defense. After more than three days of deliberation, a jury in Wisconsin acquitted him on charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.