The phrase “Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” has joined Google Search's list of banned shopping search terms – this is despite the fact Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all charges filed against him.
On the “Shopping” tab of Google Search, “Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” does not bring back any results. The results page displays a message stating: “Your search – Kyle Rittenhouse shirt – did not match any shopping results.”
Since Kittenhouse was acquitted of all charges, which included first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide, the sales of shirts showing support for Kyle Rittenhouse and self-defense have sky-rocketed.
Other search terms banned from the shopping tab include “Adolf Hitler,” “Q'Anon,” “Nazi,” “Taliban,” and “Proud Boys.”
As noted by The Blaze: “Google has no issues selling shirts with serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer, the cannibal sex offender who killed at least 17 men in Wisconsin, John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of murdering at least 33 young men and boys, and Ted Bundy, who raped and murdered at least 20 young women and girls.
“On Google shopping, you can purchase clothes featuring Che Guevara, a homophobic and racist Marxist revolutionary; Pol Pot, leader of the Marxist Khmer Rouge that killed more than 1.7 million people through work, starvation, and torture in four years; Joseph Stalin, the Russian communist despot believed to have killed 20 million; and Chairman Mao, the Chinese communist tyrant that killed 45 million in four years.”
“Kyle Rittenhouse shirt” has only been banned on the shopping tab.