Black Rifle Coffee is denying rumors that it sponsored Kyle Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and was released on $ 2 million bail on Friday, Heavy reported.
“We did not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI,” the company tweeted on Saturday afternoon.
Rumors of Rittenhouse’s sponsorship by the business appear to have begun after The Blaze reporter Elijah Schaffer posted an image of the teenager wearing a Black Rifle Coffee shirt and posing with the company’s founder, Evan Hafer.
The comment from the business linked to an official statement that addressed Rittenhouse’s charges, which stem from his actions in August.
“We do not support legal advocacy efforts,” the statement read.
“We believe in the integrity of the legal justice system, and support law enforcement officials,” it later said.