Kyle Rittenhouse blamed the “woke crowd” for a Texas brewery pulling out of hosting an anti-censorship rally this month where he was scheduled to appear as the headliner.
Southern Star Brewing Company pulled out as the host of the “Rally Against Censorship” scheduled for Jan. 26 because the event doesn’t reflect their values.
“Southern star brewery is an apolitical organization. But we feel that this event doesn’t reflect our own values and we could not in good faith continue to rent our space for the event on 1/26. We don’t do rallies, we make beer for people who like beer,” the brewery said.
Rittenhouse, who became a celebrity among conservatives after he was acquitted of murder charges for killing two men at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis. in 2020, responded by accusing the brewery of bending to the “woke crowd” and trying 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 bend to the woke crowd,” he tweeted. “I’ll keep you guys updated on the event on the 26th that I was supposed to speak at.”
The event organized by Defiance Press & Publishing calls Rittenhouse an inspiration for “countless patriotic and freedom-loving Americans.” VIP tickets go on sale for $275 for singles and $500 for couples. VIP ticket holders would attend a “meet & greet with Kyle Rittenhouse personally and get their pictures with him, drink tickets, swag, etc.”
An eventbrite page for the rally listed the Lone Star Convention Center as the new venue for the rally.