GoFundMe confirmed Thursday it removed fundraisers created on its site in support of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen arrested for the murder of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
GoFundMe pulled fundraisers made for the 17-year-old murder suspect and refunded all donations contributed to those campaigns.
It said the campaigns were taken down for violating its terms of service as its rules prohibit a host of conduct, including any
“activity that GoFundMe may deem in its sole discretion to be unacceptable.”
A campaign for Mr. Rittenhouse created on rival crowdfunding site Fundly also raised money (more than $50,000) within several hours Wednesday. It has been taken down as well.
But there is a the still-active fundraiser on GiveSendGo:
Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA – the experience was undoubtedly a brutal one, as he was forced to take two lives to defend his own.
Now, Kyle is being unfairly charged with murder 1, by a DA who seems determined only to capitalize on the political angle of the situation.
The situation was clearly self-defense, and Kyle and his family will undoubtedly need money to pay for the legal fees. Let’s give back to someone who bravely tried to defend his community.
GiveSendGo bills itself as the
“fastest growing Christian Crowdfunding site made by Christians for Christians.”
One donor commented on GiveSendGo:
“May it be remembered in the annals of history that the first shots were fired by this young patriot as he was defending himself, and by extension our country, against a terrorist mob that the rest of the country up until this moment would not consider using fire power against.
This young man’s freedom will be secured before this war is over, if we have to burn the justice system that holds him to the ground. “
Update: Over $145,000 has been raised on GiveSendGo by Friday evening.