U.S. NewsLGBTQ+

Actions

Bud Light's partnership with trans influencer sparks some backlash

After Bud Light partnered with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, Kid Rock posted a video of him shooting cans of the beer.
Dylan Mulvaney at the Grammy Awards
Posted at 5:37 PM, Apr 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-07 08:26:58-04

Bud Light is facing criticism after the company decided to partner with Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender influencer. 

Mulvaney posted a sponsored video on Instagram on Sunday, touting the beer. 

“I kept hearing about this thing called March Madness, and I thought we were all just having a hectic month, but it turns out it has something to do with sports,” she said. “I'm not exactly sure which sport, but either way, it's a cause to celebrate.”

Mulvaney also showed off a Bud Light can that featured her image on it. The social media star, who has millions of followers, said the company sent it to her as she celebrated her "day 365 of womanhood."

Two people become emotional after Georgia passes SB 140 into law.

Georgia law will ban most transgender care for kids under 18

Supporters say the law prevents children from making decisions they may later regret, while opponents say it infringes on parents' rights.

LEARN MORE

The partnership was panned in right-wing circles, which have been targeting transgender rights. 

Days after Mulvaney posted her video, Kid Rock posted his own video on social media. It features him with a high-powered rifle, shooting at cans of Bud Light. 

He then curses Bud Light and Anheuser Busch, the maker of the beer. Others have posted videos online,  showing them throwing out the beer.

Mulvaney prompted backlash from Republicans in the past, most notably after visiting the White House to discuss transgender issues with President Joe Biden.

Senator Marsha Blackburn tweeted a video of Mulvaney, saying Democrats "want to make this absurdity normal."

Mulvaney has not commented on the backlash. In a statement, Anheuser Busch defended its decision to partner with Mulvaney in an effort to reach a wider audience. 

Protesters of Kentucky Senate bill SB150, Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

GOP lawmakers in Kentucky override transgender bill veto

Kentucky lawmakers have pushed out a veto of a bill that would regulate personal aspects of transgender care for young people.

LEARN MORE