Black Lives Matter (BLM) distanced themselves from Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday after he expressed support for the movement.
The group linked to an article about Rittenhouse’s interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. In it, Rittenhouse said: “I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating.”
In response, BLM tweeted “Alexa play: I don’t f–k with you,” and a gif with the acronym “IDFWU.” It was referencing the Big Sean song carrying that title.
It brought us into the streets more than 8 years ago and birthed #BlackLivesMatter.
Today is another reminder that we’re far from achieving our abolitionist future. But rest assured, we will get there. We will win. #EndWhiteSupremacy
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) November 20, 2021
Rittenhouse was recently found not guilty on all charges related to his conduct during a racially charged protest in Wisconsin last summer. The verdict has prompted left-wing commentators to suggest that it was another triumph of White supremacy within the justice system.
In another tweet, BLM described Rittenhouse as a “little racist/terrorist” who “represents the exact kind of white-supremacist vigilante violence that we’ve seen before.”
Rittenhouse told the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” namesake that the case had “nothing to do with race” during a preview of the interview that airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
“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,” Rittenhouse told Carlson in a clip from the interview that was released over the weekend.
“I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstrating. I believe there needs to be change,” Rittenhouse continued. “I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone.”
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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