Rittenhouse Faces Ton Of Criticism Over Argument With Natives

(NewsSpace.com) – Kyle Rittenhouse made national news back in August 2020, when he shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a night of severe unrest. He was acquitted of the murder charges against him, but he has remained in the spotlight. Now, he’s catching flak for his statements on social media.

On May 19, Rittenhouse replied to a post on X, formerly Twitter. It contains a picture of three people flipping off Mount Rushmore, where the faces of former Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, are carved. The caption of the photo reads, “F–k the USA … IT’S ALL STOLEN LAND.”

Rittenhouse’s contribution to the post was to share it and tell the poster, “Then leave.” His comment did not go without notice. X users turned their fury on him. Many tried to educate him and tell him that Native Americans were here first, while others ragged on him for his past actions. One even said they were “conservative, but this is an L take,” saying Americans “treated the natives extremely unfairly,” while another commented that Rittenhouse might just want the attention for commenting on a three-month-old post.

The comments weren’t all negative, some said they agreed with him, including one person who said their family was Native American. Another said all of the land in the world has been discovered and “conquered a thousand times over.”

Mount Rushmore has been the subject of controversy recently, too, with calls from an advocacy organization, NDN Collective, to return the land to its rightful owners, the native Lakota. Conservatives, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), criticized Target for its donations to the organization, saying it’s “America’s symbol of Freedom,” and “will endure.”

Rittenhouse is also receiving mixed reactions as he gives speeches across the country at various colleges at the invitation of Turning Point USA.

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