The Kyle Rittenhouse trial has dominated the new cycle, social media, and memes the past couple of weeks. TikTok was no exception.
The now-18-year-old Rittenhouse, formerly known on TikTok as ‘4doorsmorewhores’, was on trial after defending himself against attackers during last year’s Black Lives Matter/AntiFa riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The case against Kyle, so poorly presented by the prosecution, proved to be a bigger nothingburger than CNN’s Russian collusion narrative.
There are several clips from the trial wherein prosecutor Thomas Binger made a complete and utter fool of himself that circulated social media like wild fire; one of which has created a viral TikTok trend.
The exchange in question was Binger asking Kyle what was so urgent that would cause him to run. Kyle simply explained: “it was a fire”. TikTok creators are using the sound to tell jokes, recreate events, talk about relationships, and even describe their ‘love language’.
The original TikToker who uploaded the sound, @esotericend, posted the eight-second exchange from the trial. And, as with all good TikToks, the comments section did not disappoint.
One user joked that the prosecutor “bought his degree on wish[.com]”. A multitude of comments expressed that Kyle is indeed guilty…”guilty of destroying this prosecutors [sic] career”. A comment with nearly 40,000 ‘likes’ jokes that the prosecutor is so bad because he “secretly wants Kyle to be set free”.
The 22,000-strong comment section is largely just a giant Binger-roasting session. Don’t be shy, go read them here.