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BLM Co-Founder on Kyle Rittenhouse’s Claims He Supports the Movement: ‘We See Him on Social Media Throwing Up White Supremacist Signs’

Shine My Crown
Shine My Crown
 2021-11-25
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Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted last week on charges that he murdered two white men and wounded another at the Kenosha, Wisconsin protests last summer.

Since his acquittal, Rittenhouse has already visited former President Donald Trump, who gave him a glowing review, Fox News and several other right-wing outlets and figureheads.

He is has become somewhat of a Republican poster child. Despite being embraced by the right-wing community, Rittenhouse claimed that he supports the Black Lives Matter movement in a recent interview.

The Kenosha protests were in response to a Black man, Jacob Blake, being shot by a white police officer in the back seven times at close range.

“This case has nothing to do with race. It never had anything to do with race. It had to do with the right to self-defense,” the 18-year-old told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

One of the Black Lives Matter co-founders took issue with Rittenhouse’s remarks (as many of us did.)

“They’re using tools, they are a propaganda machine that’s used to make the nonsensical seem to make sense,” Melina Abdullah told TMZ. “And so they want to make Kyle Rittenhouse both a young hero of white supremacy but also not be a blatant white supremacist. He’s declaring this support for Black Lives Matter… We see all over his social media him throwing up white supremacist signs and people know what it is.”

“It’s very clear what he is and what he’s doing. Again, they’re trying to make nonsense make sense.”

At the time, Rittenhouse was armed with an AR-style semiautomatic rifle. Prosecutors argued that Rittenhouse, who was just 17 at the time, was a “wannabe soldier” on the hunt for trouble that night. Still, despite being armed with a war-ready rifle, his self-defense argument worked for the jury and he walked away, scot-free.

Rittenhouse appears to be playing both sides of the fence, cozying up to his right-wing supporters while loosely supporting the left.

However, Abdullah made it crystal clear that Black Lives Matter does not need nor want Rittenhouse’s support.

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Paul Rupeka
11-25

An AR-15 is NOT, and never has been a "war ready rifle".the AR-15 has never been employed as a military weapon in any country in the world. You pseudo intellectuals may want to "fact check" your own false claims.

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Sarah-jean Jacobs
11-26

You’d better check your “facts” again! Everyone and their brother has gone through Kyle’s phone and other electronic devices, drilled down and through his social media and guess what? Not a single instance of racial discrimination or profiling Anywhere! However, they did find support for BLM, it’s just that that doesn’t fit either sides narrative. So BLM keeps spreading the medias lies and people who didn’t bother to do their research or watch the trial cry about the fact based outcome🤨

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Mickie Baird
11-26

I you are so worried BLM.about your people. Why aren't you going into the counties where your people are murdering each other. And stop it . Show how much you really care.

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