Kyle Rittenhouse Blames Woke Crowd After Brewery Scraps Censorship Rally
Kyle Rittenhouse took aim at “the woke crowd” after a Texas brewery canceled hosting an anti-censorship event he was scheduled to perform at.
Rittenhouse, best known for being acquitted of fatally shooting two people at a protest against police brutality and racism in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020, was the keynote speaker at a right-wing Rally Against Censorship event in Conroe, Texas this month.
However, Southern Star Brewing Company abruptly withdrew from hosting the event on Friday, stating that it was an “apolitical organization” that “does not hold rallies.” Rittenhouse, who was added to the event’s lineup on Wednesday, argued on social media that the venue’s decision was an attempt to “censor” him.
“It’s really disappointing to see that places continue to censor me and not allow my voice and many other voices to be heard because they bow to the woke crowd,” Rittenhouse said tweeted. “I’ll keep you guys updated on the event on the 26th that I was supposed to be speaking at.”
Rittenhouse, 20, later claims that the brewery is “censoring a censorship rally” while sharing the popular conservative hashtag #gowokegobroke.
He also tweeted that he “does not support companies that do not support the First Amendment,” although the amendment does not affect the decisions of private companies.
in one expression Shared on Twitter hours earlier, Southern Star said it felt the event “didn’t reflect our own values” and that it could no longer “continue to rent its venue in good faith” for the rally.
A calendar on the brewery’s website has been updated to show that a trivia night will be held in place of the January 26 rally.
At the time of publication, an Eventbrite page for the rally listed the brewery as hosting the event. VIP tickets were available for $275 per person or $500 per couple.
Those who purchase VIP tickets to the event are promised “gain access [sic] for a personal meet and greet with Kyle Rittenhouse and to receive photos with him, drink tickets, swag, etc.”
A poster the event said Rittenhouse was an inspiration to “countless patriotic and freedom-loving Americans.”
The poster also promotes Rittenhouse’s “Media Accountability Project,” which he launched last year to raise funds for lawsuits against media outlets and individuals who spread “lies.”
“He also fights left-wing political pundits who are happy to see the country falling apart, as well as big tech tyrants whose censorship has destroyed the fiber of America,” the poster adds.
The event was organized by Defiance Press & Publishing, which describes itself as “a hybrid publisher of principled fiction and non-fiction with a particular emphasis on God, land, liberty and conservatism.”
An Instagram post from the publisher on Friday urged supporters to “stand by” and added: “We’re not being cancelled,” while pledging a new venue would be “announced tonight.”
news week has reached out to Southern Star Brewing Company for comment.
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