Kyle Rittenhouse has blasted the ‘woke mob’ for pressuring venues in Las Vegas and Texas to cancel his speaking events.
Rittenhouse lashed the Venetian Resort in Sin City and the Southern Star Brewery in Conroe saying they ‘bent’ to politically-fueled complaints about his scheduled appearances.
The 20-year-old now speaks on Second Amendment issues after he was acquitted of deadly shootings in Kenosha that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.
Rittenhouse, who left two men dead and another injured, told Sebastian Gorka on the America First podcast: ‘I was supposed to be giving a speech … and they booted us because the woke mob found out I posted about it.
Kyle Rittenhouse (right) speaks to political commentator Sebastian Gorka on the America First podcast: ‘I was supposed to be giving a speech … and they booted us because the woke mob found out I posted about it’
Rittenhouse had been due to speak at the Oak Room inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip
Rittenhouse was also due to appear at the Southern Star Brewery in Conroe, Texas, but he claimed they too had ‘bent to the woke mob’
‘I tried to promote it to get people to come and hear about censorship and the Second Amendment – and they didn’t like that they bent to the woke mob and said we’re cancelling this event.’
He added that recently ‘the Oak Room room at the Venetian canceled us and bent to the woke mob.’
In a statement the brewery said: ‘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.’
Rittenhouse tweeted a poster for is forthcoming speaking event in Las Vegas
He ripped the Texas brewery for backing out of hosting the event.
‘They said they are apolitical, but after doing a dive into their social media, they’ve hosted Pride parades, they’ve had political events there. It’s just because of my name and they’re just being unfair and biased,’ he told Gorka.
Following the cancellation, the brewery said it had been deluged with harassment and some threats.
‘It’s been kind of a s***storm,’ Southern Star Brewery CEO Dave Fougeron told KBTX. ‘But now I’m more certain than ever that I made the right decision.’
Fougeron said the abuse levelled at the brewery was unwarranted as it prided itself of being welcoming to all.
‘Our place is super inclusive,’ he said. ‘We are super pro-veteran, super pro-law enforcement. We’re trying to be good people in the community.
‘We’re friends with our firefighters, with our police department…. We have a lot of gay patrons who come in because it’s a place of inclusivity. It’s crazy that we’re getting threats from people.’
Rittenhouse has been able to promote his events thanks in part to his blue-tick verification on Twitter which he thanked Elon Musk for last year.
The teenager announced the news in November with a screenshot of the verified status he paid $8 for, tweeting: ‘Uh-oh. Thank you @elonmusk.’
He added: ‘The comments from BIG MAD haters are pure gold. You must not have noticed the blue checkmark. I’m elite now!’
Rittenhouse has been able to promote his events thanks in part to his blue-tick verification on Twitter which he thanked Elon Musk for last year. The teenager announced the news in November with a screenshot of the verified status he paid $8 for, tweeting: ‘Uh-oh. Thank you @elonmusk.’
In September, Rittenhouse started a YouTube channel devoted to his love of guns and the Second Amendment.
In the channel’s bio, Rittenhouse states: ‘You might remember me as the kid who defended himself with a firearm while being chased and attacked during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
‘Now, I am trying to use the voice and platform I was given to make a difference. The media spread lies about my character, actions, and who I am.
‘I am going to make the best of it and use my voice to show people I am none of those things except a 19 year old kid that wants to share the truth of what I’ve gone through, what challenges I’m continuing to face, my beliefs and faith, and why the 1st and 2nd Amendment mean so much to me!’
Rittenhouse breaks down at the courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in November 2021, after being acquitted of deadly shootings in the city the summer before. Rittenhouse was cleared on murder charges related to the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha and Anthony Huber of Silver Lake. The teenager had also been charged with shooting Gaige Grosskreutz.
In November of 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted on murder charges related to the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha and Anthony Huber of Silver Lake.
The teenager had also been charged with shooting Gaige Grosskreutz.
After being found not guilty by a jury, Rittenhouse became a celebrity among the political right as a Second Amendment advocate.
Rittenhouse was invited on right-leaning television programs and stations, and even had the chance to meet former President Donald Trump.
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