Kyle Rittenhouse has blasted the “woke mob” for pressuring venues in Las Vegas and Texas to cancel his speaking engagements.
Rittenhouse slammed Sin City’s Venetian Resort and Conroe’s Southern Star Brewery, saying they “bowed down” to politically motivated complaints about his scheduled performances.
The 20-year-old is now speaking out on Second Amendment issues after being acquitted of the fatal shooting in Kenosha that became a focal point in debates over guns, vigilante justice and racial injustice.
Rittenhouse, who left two men dead and another injured, told Sebastian Gorka on the America First podcast, “I was supposed to give 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 give a speech… and they booted us because the woke mob found out I posted about it.”
Rittenhouse was scheduled to speak in the Oak Room in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip
Rittenhouse was also scheduled to perform at Southern Star Brewery in Conroe, Texas, but he claimed they, too, “bowed to the woke mob.”
“I was trying to promote it so that people would come and hear about censorship and the Second Amendment – and they didn’t like that they bowed down to the woke mob and said we were canceling this event.”
He added that recently “the Oak Room at the Venetian canceled us and bowed to the woke mob.”
In a statement, the brewery said: “The Southern Star Brewery is a non-political organization. But we feel that this event does not reflect our own values and we could reserve our space for the 26/1 event. not sublet in good faith. We don’t do rallies, we make beer for people who like beer.”
Rittenhouse tweeted a poster for his upcoming speaking event in Las Vegas
He ripped off the Texas brewery for withdrawing from hosting the event.
“They said they were apolitical, but after diving into their social media, they’ve been doing Pride marches, they’ve had political events there. It’s just because of my name and they’re just unfair and biased,” he told Gorka.
After the cancellation, the brewery said it was inundated with harassment and some threats.
“It was kind of a storm,” Southern Star Brewery CEO Dave Fougeron told KBTX. “But now I’m more confident than ever that I made the right decision.”
Fougeron said the brewery’s abuse was unjustified as it prides itself on welcoming everyone.
“Our place is super inclusive,” he said. “We’re great for veterans, great for law enforcement. We try to be good people in the community.
“We are friends with our firefighters and our police force…. We have a lot of gay guests who come here because it’s an inclusive place. 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, for which he thanked Elon Musk last year.
The teen announced the news in November with a screenshot of the verified status he paid $8 for and tweeted: “Uh-oh. Thanks @elonmusk.’
He added: “The comments from BIG MAD haters are pure gold. You probably didn’t notice the blue tick. I’m elite now!’
Rittenhouse has been able to promote his events thanks in part to his Blue Tick verification on Twitter, for which he thanked Elon Musk last year. The teen announced the news in November with a screenshot of the verified status he paid $8 for and tweeted: “Uh-oh. Thanks @elonmusk.’
In September, Rittenhouse launched a YouTube channel dedicated to his love of guns and the Second Amendment.
In the broadcaster’s bio, Rittenhouse says, “You may remember me as the kid who used a gun to defend himself while being pursued and attacked during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“Now I’m trying to use the voice and platform I’ve been given to make a difference. The media spread lies about my character, my actions and who I am.
“I’m going to make the best of it and use my voice to show people I’m none of that but a 19-year-old kid who wants to share the truth of what I’ve been through and the challenges I still have ahead of me face, my beliefs and beliefs, and why the 1st and 2nd amendments mean so much to me!’
Rittenhouse collapses at the courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in November 2021 after being acquitted of fatal shootings in the city the previous summer. Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder in connection with the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha and Anthony Huber of Silver Lake. The teenager had also been accused of shooting Gaige Grosskreutz.
In November 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder in connection with the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha and Anthony Huber of Silver Lake.
The teenager had also been accused of shooting Gaige Grosskreutz.
After being found not guilty by a jury, Rittenhouse became a celebrity on the political right as a supporter of the Second Amendment.
Rittenhouse has been invited to appear on right-wing television programs and networks, and even had the opportunity to meet former President Donald Trump.