Christopher Cantwell earned a degree of notoriety last year after he became the star of a VICE News documentary watched by tens of millions about the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now he's back, this time as one of the key promoters of Angry Goy II, "a Neo-Nazi video game that allows users to slaughter gay men, Jews, other minorities and journalists," according to Newsweek.
“Angry Goy II is the season’s hit game for White males who have had it with Jewish bullshit,” Cantwell wrote. “Instead of taking out your frustrations on actual human beings, you can fight the mongrels and degenerates on your computer!”
Users have the option to play as Cantwell or white nationalist darling Richard Spencer in bids to save President Donald Trump, who has been kidnapped by "left-wing terrorists."
The game is the sequel to Angry Goy, which generated controversy online last year. This iteration features a level in which the player must shoot people inside a gay club called “LGBTQ+ Agenda HQ." That level strongly resembles the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, during which Omar Mateen murdered 49 people. The shooting was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in the United States until it was surpassed the following year by the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which resulted in 58 deaths.
Another mission requires players to kill journalists inside the offices of the “Fake News Network," a reference to a term popularized by President Trump to attack media outlets critical of him and his administration. Trump was widely criticized after he offered his “thoughts and prayers” to the journalists who perished when a gunman stormed the offices of Annapolis's Capital Gazette over the summer.
Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts… https://t.co/DUhjdWWxBP— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1530218995.0
Critics further condemned the president tore into the media for allegedly “blaming” him for a string of suspected pipe bombs that were sent to the offices of CNN and prominent Democratic politicians last month. The packages were later linked to Cesar Sayoc, a longtime supporter of the president who had been photographed attending his rallies and had used his social media account to rail against "left-wing" politicians.
Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and… https://t.co/a2oBFsdK3x— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1540538079.0
Angry Goy 2 has already generated a storm of anger from social media users who consider it an example of hate speech.
@YouTube how is this disgusting display of homophobia, racism, xenophobia, extremism allowed to be distributed on y… https://t.co/Z8wPdvuXfM— Marcos A. Rivera (@Marcos A. Rivera) 1542151124.0
This is sick, how can the person who published still not in jail? Angry Goy *2*, is there a previous one? #WTF… https://t.co/JkO1fkqarB— Mecha Pilot for the rebellion 🏴☠️ (@Mecha Pilot for the rebellion 🏴☠️) 1542307272.0
I hope this is just trolling - are there really people so depraved to think this a good idea?! Unfortunately, I thi… https://t.co/VhWMQAmaSA— Kevin Frick (@Kevin Frick) 1542119089.0
Cantwell, during his VICE documentary, called for an “ethnostate,” screamed, “Jews will not replace us!” as he marched to the statue ofThomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia campus, and said the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting white nationalists at the rally, was justified, adding, “I think that a lot more people are going to die before we’re done here.”
In the wake of the documentary, Officials at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office of Albemarle County in Charlottesville said they had issued four warrants for Cantwell’s arrest.
Cantwell became known as "The Crying Nazi" after he posted a video in which he appeared to be to the point of tears.
“I’ve been told there’s a warrant out for my arrest,” Cantwell pleads to the camera. “I don’t know what to do!”
In the video, Cantwell claimed he was too scared to go to the courthouse or meet police.
“I know we talk a lot of shit on the Internet,” Cantwell said. “Every step of the way we’ve tried to do the right thing and they just won’t stop. … Our enemies just will not stop.”
Cantwell was indicted in Albemarle County on three felony assaults stemming from the rally. He was charged with two counts of illegal use of tear gas and one count of malicious bodily injury with a caustic substance.
In July 2018, he accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery for his use of pepper spray during the rally. Sentenced to two concurrent jail sentences, all but seven months were suspended. The terms of Cantwell's stipulated that he leave Virginia within eight hours. He has been banned from returning to the state for five years.