The Trial Of Kyle Provided More Memes Than Expected


On November 19th, 2021, after four days of deliberations, the jury announced that it had reached a verdict. Kyle Rittenhouse, who had previously had his weapon charge dismissed by the judge after clarifying the state statute did not apply to the situation, still had five more counts, which all came back not guilty (reaction to verdict shown below).

Politically, Twitter was quickly engulfed in a cultural flame war about the second amendment, white supremacy, calls for actions and the further corruption of the legal and justice system. Reactions occurred on most major platforms following the verdict’s release, such as 4chan‘s /pol/ board, which autoplayed the songs “Keep Your Rifle By Your Side” from Far Cry 5, “God Bless The USA” and “Big Iron” from Fall Out: New Vegas upon viewing the page.