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Bud Light and its parent company Anheuser-Busch have sparked boycotts by partnering with controversial far-left trans activist Dylan Mulvaney.
The company added Mulvaney’s face was added to cans in order to celebrate one year of “girlhood,” marking Mulvaney’s decision to change genders from male to female.
Country music star Riley Green changed one of his famous lyrics to distance himself from the beer.
Even Riley Green is over Bud Light pic.twitter.com/jaGcYE7Oqx
— G.P. (@TreighPatterson) April 15, 2023
AT THE CONCERT: Riley Green just changed the lyrics from Bud Light… the crowed ROARED.
Man, I love Tennessee.
— Macy Petty (@macypetty0416) April 16, 2023
During a performance of his song “I Wish Grandpas Didn’t Die,” the song usually goes, “And coolers never run out of cold Bud Light.”
In front of a Nashville audience, Green changed the lyric to “cold Coors Light.”
Numerous public figures and musicians have spoken out on the issue, including Travis Tritt, John Rich, Kid Rock, and others.
WOKE Companies like Bud Light and Nike will continue to push real women aside in order to fulfil their ‘diversity and equity’ quotas. 🙅🏻♀️
The only way they will listen 👂 is if their profits tumble. 📉
Grammy Winning singer @Travistritt 🏆🎶 has stood up for all women by… pic.twitter.com/10A9oB4BBu
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) April 7, 2023
The company’s market value plummeted more than $5 billion as a result of boycotts following the company’s refusal to end the partnership.
Company CEO Brendan Whitworth said, “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 added.
The CEO says he spends a lot of time “listening to and learning from our customers, distributors, and others.”
Bud Light decided to prioritize Wokeness over their customers, now they’re hurting the people who are selling their beer
Merchandiser who sells their products to stores: “I've never seen such little sales as in the past few days… I can't feed my family”pic.twitter.com/8g41TUFpOl
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 11, 2023
The international company Anheuser-Busch owns a lot of beer brands. In addition to Bud Light, the company also owns Budweiser, other Bud brands, and Busch brands of beers.
Here are lesser known brands that the company owns:
The Michelob brands; Natural Light and Natty Daddy; Cass; Castle; Corona; Harbin; Estrella Jalisco; Aguila; Beck’s; Stella Artois; Jupiler; Kona; Leffe; Landshark Lager; Modelo; Presidente; Hoegaarden; Labatt; Hurricane; Rolling Rock; Skol; Johnny Appleseed; Shock Top; and Quilmes.
The following brands are partnered Anheuser-Busch:
10 Barrel Brewing; Appalachian Mountain; Blue Point; Breckenridge Brewery; Cisco Brewers; Devils Backbone; Elysian; Four Peaks; Golden Road; Goose Island; Karbach Brewing; Omission Balanced Brewing; Platform Beer Company; Red Hook; Square Mile Cider Company; Veza Sur Brewing; Nirture Cider; Wicked Weed Brewing; Widmer Brothers Brewing; Wynwood Brewing; Hi Ball Energy; Babe; Nutrl; Cutwater Spirits; and Ritas.
Despite the backlash, at least 13 major brands are working with Mulvaney.
This includes a number of very popular companies and brands, such as Crest toothpaste, Instacart, Nike, Ulta Beauty, KitchenAid, Kate Spade, and Anheuser-Busch.
Other companies include Aritzia, CeraVe, Haus Labs, K18 Hair, KIND Snacks, Ole Henriksen, and Rent the Runway.