Last Updated on February 17, 2022
The Duke Nukem video game character’s voice actor has locked his Twitter account following a backlash after he said that the minor responsible for the triple shooting that resulted in the deaths of two Kenosha protester deserved to be raped on a daily basis.
John St. John, the voice actor famous for legendary video game Duke Nukem, who is also and an ordained minister, retreated from backlash on social media after his controversial comments about alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse sparked a firestorm.
“This little murderer needs to be sentenced and spend a life in prison getting a** banged daily. F*** you, you misguided little pr***,” St. John tweeted.
This dude is wishing for a minor to be r*ped in prison… pic.twitter.com/8lbDwiQldI
— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) August 28, 2020
Several Twitter users were quick to pick apart St. John’s remarks, with hundreds of upset social media users replying to the voice actor’s tweet.
The backlash provoked St. John to lock his Twitter account to avoid further replies from mounting after revealing his wishes for the 17-year-old gun-toting Illinois minor, Kyle Rittenhouse.
Rittenhouse is currently facing charges for first-degree murder and attempted murder after killing two protesters who appeared to attack the teenager as Kenosha was plunged into chaos days after the police shooting of black suspect, Jacob Blake.
The Kenosha shooting has dominated much of the news cycle and polarized the debate. Those for the Second Amendment have supported the teen’s actions as self-defense, while pro-BLM advocates say that the teen’s shooting constituted murder.
National File reported on the teen’s victims–all of whom boasted criminal records. The man who attacked Rittenhouse with a skateboard died on the scene after sustaining a gunshot wound to the chest was found to have accumulated charges relating to domestic abuse. A man seen throwing a Molotov cocktail at the teen was discovered to have served a 12-and-a-half year prison term for sex with a minor. And the surviving victim was booked on charges relating to burglary.
The shooting’s survivor, Gaige Grosskreutz, was reported to have regretted failing to shoot the armed teenager first and later confided that he wished to have emptied a magazine on Rittenhouse if he had the chance.