Vandals Post Shrine to Kyle Rittenhouse in West Hollywood

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Twitter screen grab via @Jamie_R_Hendrix

“Ritton House [sic]. Saint of Self Defense. Slayer of Pedophiles,” read a poster shrine to Kyle Rittenhouse on an electrical box on the corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Holloway Drive in front WeHo Bistro. The poster went up sometime in the morning on Thursday, December 16. The artwork shows the 17-year-old vigilante as some sort of avenging angel holding a spear on one hand, a shield on the other, and a semi-automatic, AR-15 style rifle dangling across his chest.

Twitter user Jamie Hendrix @Jamie_R_Hendrix posted a photo of the poster. “What the actual f*ck.” He tweeted. “THIS in West Hollywood?!”

The poster outraged some community members.

“Horrific.” Replied Amanda Stoneall.

“I. Literally. Can’t.” Said @AnnaBanna.

“White Nationalists bullshit (face with rolling eyes emoji),” Tweeted Dominic Antonio Crossey.

“I imagine it will be defaced momentarily,” tweeted Andrew Krop. “Still fucked up, though. Definitely some anarchist/boogaloo dickwads trying to stir shit in LA. They were there during the BLM protests, so not surprised. Disgusting nonetheless.”

“THIS in West Hollywood?!” Asked Jamie Hendrix.

And the answer to is question is no. Not in West Hollywood.

Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

The offending poster was removed hours after it was posted on Twitter, and life in front of WeHo Bistro was back to normal.

On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin (he’s from Antioch, Illinois). The shootings occurred during the protests, riots, and civil unrest that followed the non-fatal shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer. At trial, Rittenhouse used the affirmative defense of self-defense. Rittenhouse and the three men he shot were white. Rittenhouse was armed with a semi-automatic, AR-15 style rifle and had joined a group of armed men in Kenosha who, according to their own assertion, were protecting businesses. He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and first-degree recklessly endangering safety (2 counts). The verdict was not guilty on all charges.

Rottenhouse’s not guilty verdict polarized the country on both sides of the political spectrum. He has been embraced by right-wing politicians and figures.

According to the poster, which misspelled his name, he is being billed as a saint.

Not in West Hollywood.

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Larry Lamborghini
Larry Lamborghini
6 months ago

I guess the “MAPS issue” needs to be thoroughly and publicly addresed. The community has been needing to distance itself from pedophiles for a minute. There are some things NO ONE should appear tolerant about.

Cy Husain
6 months ago

The overwhelming majority of pedophile sex offenders are white male heterosexual . Jerry Sandusky and Jared Fogel are two famous examples of married, heterosexual sex offenders who fathered children. Your “needing to distance itself from pedophiles” is promoting the idea the LGBTQ+ community is a part of or supports pedophiles, this is a common LIE put out by right-wing hate groups❗

Edward Hollis
6 months ago

Who’s the victim here?

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Cy Husain
6 months ago
Reply to  Edward Hollis

A-lot of misinformation❗ Kyle the scum is white in-spite of attempts by himself recently and others to say otherwise. Yes people tried to take the gun from him because he was an active shooter. He showed up at a bar before his trial in Mount Pleasant, Wis., clad in a T-shirt that said “Free as F—.” Then the 18-year-old allegedly drank three beers, posed for photos with members of racist hate group Proud Boys and flashed a “white power” hand sign. Law enforcement and even the judiciary have a long precedent of helping violent white supremacists.

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Cy Husain
6 months ago

This is nothing new, right-wing racists have always claimed “self defense” as a justification for their hate crimes and, have always encountered a sympathetic judiciary when charged with criminal misconduct. Notice the glorification of killing “pedophiles” which in the circles Klye the scum circulates, is routinely used to tag the LGBTQ+ community in general. It’s an outright incitement of violence against West Hollywood

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Larry Lamborghini
Larry Lamborghini
6 months ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

Well, it stands to reason that a culture of individuals that largely believe that insisting on the use of condoms is at best, “being phobic” would probably not value “Self Defense” that much. Wondering, are the millions of dead killed by carelessly passed HIV virus from disease spreading scumbags as important to you as the convicted pedophile and domestic abuser that Rittenhouse legally smoked?

Seniorita Cosa
Seniorita Cosa
6 months ago

I take back what I said earlier. This one is the dumbest post ever. A not guilty verdict does not mean he’s innocent. Connecting this article to HIV makes you sound like a moron.

Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
6 months ago
Reply to  Seniorita Cosa

HIV is not the connection, dummy, murder is. If you murder someone with your infected cock negligently, that’s a bigger moral crime than defending yourself with a weapon from an attacker. People in this community brush off careless infection of others all the time, but are wrecked over this kids self defense action in a state they don’t even live in. Priorities, lol.

Seniorita Cosa
Seniorita Cosa
6 months ago
Reply to  Marky DeMarco

You’re not making it make sense Marky. It’s like saying McDonalds murders people because they serve food that leads to heart disease, the number one killer in America. It’s dumb and not true. The kid in question left his house with an assault rifle to protect a neighborhood he does not live in. His intent was to take the law into his own hands. Now he’s out there peddling lies at right wing conventions that the government is trying to take away his guns. Clearly it is not. He got away with murder.

Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
5 months ago
Reply to  Seniorita Cosa

He ain’t my hero. I think he’s an asshole, but he defended himself against people that were, in fact, attacking him FIRST. So his intent is not really a consideration, by law.

Cy Husain
6 months ago

NO it was right-wing conservatives quite hateful toward LGBTQ+ individuals and other oppressed minorities who lead the opposition to condoms and claiming AIDS was God’s revenge against Gay people. It was people like Reagan when the AIDS/HIV epidemic began in the 1980s, openly came out with comic hostility towards the Gay community suffering. Now your killer hero is joking about what he has done!

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Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
5 months ago
Reply to  Cy Husain

How many right wingers infected gay people with AIDS was it again, Blanche?

West
6 months ago

Jan strikes again with non-bias, cutting edge “JoURnALisM”!

Don’t you have some washed up pop stars to suck off, bro?

Paulo Murillo
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  West

Hi West. Thank you for reading WEHO TIMES. And thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Be well. Stay safe. And get vaccinated.

West
6 months ago
Reply to  Paulo Murillo

AWESOME medical advice from a pass around bitch for the DNC.

Paulo Murillo
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  West

It’s called projection. Like when you go on Facebook crying about how I’m obsessed with you and stalking you when it’s so clearly the reverse. Have a safe and WONDERFUL holiday West. You should join the LGAB in 2022.

West
6 months ago
Reply to  Paulo Murillo

I only come here to see the latest from Ministry of Truth, and your 80 IQ takes are entertaining. Enjoy life on the outside while you can. What happened to collaborators in the past, babe?

Last edited 6 months ago by West
West
6 months ago
Reply to  West

When the lockdowns and camps come stateside I hope you’ll wake up, Paulo. Until then you’re complicit. This thread got too nasty even for me

Paulo Murillo
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  West

Oh West. I know better than to engage with crazy, and you should know better than the tired Brady Bunch name calling. If that last comment is your attempt at an apology for saying I suck dick and calling me a pass around bitch with a low IQ and so on, then I must admit, it’s a pretty weak one. You would never say those things to my face. Meanwhile, you don’t know what I’m up against. You’re just mad that I don’t know my place. According to one of your previous posts, I should be out there mowing a… Read more »

Justin
Justin
6 months ago

Great art. So true. I’m glad the mob and the media were not able to ruin this guys life with all there lies and disinformation.

Mike
Mike
6 months ago
Reply to  Justin

it’s their not there

Seniorita Cosa
Seniorita Cosa
6 months ago
Reply to  Justin

So true? That he’s a Saint of Self Defense? And then you talk about lies and misinformation? Get out. OUT!

Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
6 months ago
Reply to  Justin

Yeah, they hate straight people but still want us to keep paying taxes to keep the Prep funded.

Seniorita Cosa
Seniorita Cosa
6 months ago
Reply to  Marky DeMarco

Literally the dumbest post ever. The gays pay for your Viagra, your birth control pills, and your abortions. What is your point here other than you’re an ignorant homophobe?

Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
6 months ago
Reply to  Seniorita Cosa

Welfare Queens, literally. Truth hurts Consuela.

Seniorita Cosa
Seniorita Cosa
6 months ago
Reply to  Marky DeMarco

Spare me your alternative truths. Gays don’t have mouths to feed so not sure where you come up with welfare queens, especially when straights outnumber gays. Even in a city like West Hollywood. Make it make sense Marky Mark.

Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
5 months ago
Reply to  Seniorita Cosa

How much do you think taxpayers pay for your “right to infect each other” without wearing condoms, Chiquita?

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

I almost wish it had been left up long enough for the Creative City to get really creative defacing it..

Angry Gay Pope
6 months ago

He is scum but the poster seems to spell his name correctly.

Seniorita Cosa
Seniorita Cosa
6 months ago
Reply to  Angry Gay Pope

It’s Rittenhouse. Not Ritten House. If you’re going to build someone to sainthood you should get the name right.

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:dpb
6 months ago

This is the most disgusting graffiti possible. Disgusting animals, human hunting a-holes.

Marky DeMarco
Marky DeMarco
6 months ago
Reply to  :dpb

That’s “nit-picking”.

Cy Husain
6 months ago
Reply to  Marky DeMarco

Opposing violent white supremist terrorists is NOT “nit-picking“, it’s expected from a just society❗