Kyle Rittenhouse was recently acquitted on all charges relating to an incident where he shot three people, killing two. The teenager crossed state lines to “protect” the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin during the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020. Predictably, violence won the day, and two people died because of his poor decision.

While he is not criminally liable for his actions, civil suits will certainly follow. Rittenhouse began a media blitz to rehabilitate his image. Of course, he chose Tucker Carlson for his first interview. He told Carlson that he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.

“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. I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating […]

The jury reached the correct verdict — self-defense is not illegal. I’m glad that everything went well. We made it through the hard part.”

The Kenosha protests came as a response to the shooting of Jacob Blake. The non-racist Ritenhouse has been photographed in the past posing with the Proud Boys. The fact that he supports BLM remains questionable.

Rittenhouse insists that the case had nothing to do with race (even though he took a gun to a race-related protest). The cherubic would-be legal expert also railed against “prosecutorial misconduct” in his and other cases. It sounds like he’s got a career as an advocate-for-hire in his future.

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a writer for Ringside News and its sister pop-culture news site, Thirsty for News. He’s been a pro wrestling fan since he was old enough to talk, which places his origins as a fan back to WrestleMania 3. If you look closely, you can find him in his teenage form in the crowd during the 1998 King of the Ring and any number of ECW FanCam tapes. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. His writing experience includes work for 247Sports, F4WOnline, and a litany of completely random freelance copywriting and ghostwriting jobs. Michael is working hard every day to bring a little extra to the stories he tells. With a passion for pro wrestling and pop culture, he’s delivering the news with the context it takes to understand it. He believes the world of professional wrestling is one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of all time and loves to weave together it’s past and present. In his spare time, Michael likes to torture himself as a University of Pittsburgh football fan, sample tasty beers, and pretending to be good at Rocket League.

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