The Black Rifle Coffee Company rejected any association with 17-year-old Illinois teen Kyle Rittenhouse, in a statement, Saturday, following a now deleted tweet from Blaze reporter Elijah Schaffer that suggested the company may have an association with Rittenhouse.
His tweet read “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America,”
A spokesperson for the coffee company told The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday afternoon that the company was terminating its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve, but late Saturday, she said she had misunderstood.
“We are not fluctuating our ad spend,” she said in a text message. “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”
The veteran-owned coffee company released a statement addressing the tweet and Rittenhouse wearing the T Shirt.
The statement reads:
“We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.
We believe in the integrity of the legal justice system, and support law enforcement officials.”