Bud Light is facing more cultural backlash after its transgender activist stunt featuring Dylan Mulvaney. On Friday night in Nashville, country music singer Riley Green decided to swap the “Bud Light” lyric in his song to a more palatable one.
When @RileyGreenMusic sang his hit song “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died” last night, he changed the lyrics a bit
The new line is “and coolers never ran out of cold Coors Light” instead of Bud Light
The crowd goes nuts
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) April 15, 2023
“When @RileyGreenMusic sang his hit song ‘I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died”’ last night, he changed the lyrics a bit,” Rogan Handley said. “The new line is ‘and coolers never ran out of cold Coors Light’ instead of Bud Light. The crowd goes nuts,” he added.
While there were some who noted Coors Light had participated in “Gay Pride” events and advertising, recognizing homosexual relationships between consenting adults is not equivalent to parental figures pushing so-called “sex change” surgery onto children, trans activists mocking females with lazy stereotypes, or biological males making incursions into female sports.
On Friday, Budweiser CEO Brendan Whitworth issued a lengthy non-apology with the aim of tempering popular uproar against the beer company, which is owned by InBev.
“As the CEO of a company founded in America’s heartland more than 165 years ago, I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew,” Whitworth began. “We have thousands of partners, millions of fans and a proud history supporting our communities, military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans everywhere.”
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer,” he continued. “My time serving this country taught me the importance of accountability and the values upon which America was founded: freedom, hard work and respect for one another. As CEO of Anheuser-Busch, I am focused on building and protecting our remarkable history and heritage.”
“Moving forward, I will continue to work tirelessly to bring great beers to consumers across our nation,” he later added.
But critics noticed the CEO’s empty statement was watered-down and distasteful to its core audience. Kind of like drinking a can of Bud Light.
Budweiser has been getting some vocal support in the culture clash from Donald Trump Jr. He argued that the company is too “iconic” to continue boycotting, and that the executives have learned a lesson.
“So here’s the deal. Anheuser-Busch totally sh*t the bed with this Dylan Mulvaney thing. I’m not, though, for destroying an American, an iconic company for something like this,” Trump Jr. said.
“When I actually look into it, I’m not gonna blame the whole company for the inaction or the stupidity of someone in a marketing campaign that got woke as hell,” Trump said of the ad stunt on Thursday.
“The company itself doesn’t participate in the same leftist nonsense as the other big conglomerates,” he added. “Frankly, they don’t participate in the same woke garbage that other people in the beer industry actually do, who are significantly worse offenders when I looked into it. But if they do this again, then it’s on them! Then, screw them.”
But Matt Walsh, a conservative writer and commentator, has been urging his followers to keep up the pressure on the beer company.
The Bud Light boycott is by far the most effective conservative pushback against a woke corporation that we’ve ever seen. This is objectively a good thing and all conservatives should be on board.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 16, 2023
“The Bud Light boycott is by far the most effective conservative pushback against a woke corporation that we’ve ever seen,” Walsh said. “This is objectively a good thing and all conservatives should be on board.”
Justin Kendall, editor of beer industry trade publication Brewbound, told the New York Post that the Bud Light boycott might stick.
“This boycott seems to have more legs than most,” Kendall said. “It started out as a conversation on social media and has breached into mainstream media.”
According to a report, recent sales of Bud Light are in “a slump of some 70 per cent” due to the boycott from drinkers and distributors.
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