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 and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2018
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 ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, “it’s just not Presidential!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
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 your website? Are you taking any measures to take down Angry Goy 2 content? There's no place for that kind of violence on YouTube pic.twitter.com/9OVRlNRkgr
— Marcos A. Rivera (@MRMarcosRivera) November 13, 2018
This is sick, how can the person who published still not in jail? Angry Goy *2*, is there a previous one? #WTF #HateSpeech
Neo-Nazi video game lets users murder LGBT people, jews and other minorities to save Donald Trump https://t.co/mhGZL85VHz
— Aspiring Mecha Pilot 🏴☠️ (@hguemar) November 15, 2018
I hope this is just trolling – are there really people so depraved to think this a good idea?! Unfortunately, I think there are.
‘Angry Goy 2' Neo-Nazi Video Game Lets Users Kill LGBT People and Minorities to Save Donald Trump – Newsweek https://t.co/ezb1NkFo5k
— Kevin Frick (@iamkfrick) November 13, 2018
Cantwell, during his VICE documentary, called for an “ethnostate,” screamed, “Jews will not replace us!” as he marched to the statue of Thomas 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.”