Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was ridiculed after he compared himself to Jesus Christ and said that he, much like Jesus—whose flagellation and subsequent crucifixion are recounted in both the canonical and synoptic gospels—has "experienced the hatred of the world."
Writing on Twitter, Rittenhouse quoted a portion of scripture from Chapter 15, Verse 18 of the Gospel of John, which reads:
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first."
Rittenhouse then questioned whether the "harassment" he receives on a regular basis is a sign he should remain "quiet about [his] values and beliefs," concluding:
"But then I remember that God sent his Son Jesus, who experienced the hatred of the world first."
You can see Rittenhouse's tweet below.
Rittenhouse's complaints about "harassment" would be funny were his crimes not so serious.
Rittenhouse has remained a darling among the right since he was acquitted for the fatal shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz during the Kenosha unrest, which took place after police officers shot in the back and partially paralyzed Jacob Blake, a Black man.
Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree crimes which legal pundits cite as the only reason he was acquitted as the evidence left reasonable doubt on the requirements for a first-degree conviction. Had Rittenhouse been charged with 2nd degree homicide or manslaughter, they surmise he would have been found guilty.
Since his acquittal, he has attended several events hosted by conservative organizations and individuals, including a meeting with former Republican President Donald Trump and Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, using his newfound notoriety to mock his detractors and raise funds.
Given how easily Rittenhouse got away with murder, it's no wonder his critics mocked him and his blatant martyr complex.
Rittenhouse has continued to capitalize on the Kenosha shooting, displaying no interest in penance or remorse.
Earlier this year, he released a video game that gives players the option to shoot "fake news turkeys" that he is selling on his official website for $9.99.
Rittenhouse collaborated with game developer Mint Studios to create the game, titledTurkey Shoot, and plans to use the proceeds from it to fund his lawsuits against media outlets he's accused of defamation.
His promotional video for Turkey Shoot refers to the media as "nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push their lying agenda and destroy innocent people’s lives."
A few months ago, Rittenhouse announced the creation of a "Media Accountability Project" aimed at suing everyone who called him a murderer, a move celebrated by Tucker Carlson, on whose show Rittenhouse had appeared.