'They don’t owe you anything': Kyle Rittenhouse slammed for crying censorship after brewery cancels event

'They don’t owe you anything': Kyle Rittenhouse slammed for crying censorship after brewery cancels event
Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin on the night of August 25, 2020 and was later acquitted of all charges (Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images, @Southern Star Brewing Co/Twitter)

CONROE, TEXAS: Southern Star Brewing Company, a brewery in Conroe, Texas, announced on January 14 that they have canceled an anti-censorship rally featuring Kyle Rittenhouse, stating that the event doesn't reflect its values. Rittenhouse, 20, fatally shot two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin on the night of August 25, 2020. He was later acquitted of all charges following a trial that divided the nation over the issue of gun rights.

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The brewery took to Twitter to clarify that they will no longer host the Rally Against Censorship featuring Rittenhouse on January 26. Rittenhouse reacted to the cancelation of the event through a series of tweets, saying he doesn't support companies "who don't support the first amendment." However, many Twitter users turned on Rittenhouse, calling him a "murderer" and tweeting in support of the company's choice.

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Southern Star Brewing Company, in their tweet captioned, "A message from us at Southern Star," explained its position as an "apolitical organization," saying that the event doesn't reflect its values and that they couldn't in "good faith" rent the space for it. "No More. 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," wrote the brewery.

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Rittenhouse reacted sharply to the event's cancelation through a series of tweets. "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. I’ll keep you guys updated on the event on the 26th that I was supposed to speak at," Rittenhouse wrote.

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"I don't support companies who don't support the first amendment," he added in another tweet.



 

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Rittenhouse also posted a screenshot indicating that Southern Star Brewing Co blocked him and wrote, "When you get blocked by a company just because you call them out for censorship." 



 

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However, the Internet appeared to side with the brewery right away. "No…it’s not about censorship, it’s about you. They don’t want to be affiliated with a murderer, and aren’t interested in doing business or hearing from your ‘followers’ either," wrote a user. "I understand that you have a hard time understanding, but they’re not censoring you. They’re establishing boundaries because they don’t owe you anything. Which reminds me, you seem to struggle with boundaries too," added another.



 

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Others questioned Rittenhouse's claim that he was being censored. "Them not hosting your event at their private property isn't censorship," one pointed out. "They own the company and don't have to host things they disagree with. You aren't being censored, if you were, the event would never be allowed anywhere. That's censorship." "Most serious businesses keep their distance from murderous sociopaths," added another.

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"Nah, they probably just don’t want you and your toxic supporters in their TL. They get to make that choice," wrote a user. Another said, "I'm going to follow them. They sound like a great company."



 

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Some pointed out that Rittenhouse might have a flawed understanding of free speech and the First Amendment. "I bet you can't even quote the First Amendment. BTW, it only stops the government from censoring your speech," wrote a user. "Free speech doesn’t mean freedom from the consequences of running your mouth," added another.

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