Anheuser-Busch CEO Issues Lackluster Statement Amid Dylan Mulvaney Controversy And Billion Dollar Losses
Yesterday's show was all about how the Bud Light boycott is working, but now it's incumbent on consumers to effectuate a change away from these woke brands that hate our guts. How exactly is the boycott working, you ask? Anheuser-Busch lost about $6 billion in market cap following the whole Dylan Mulvaney fiasco. Sooo...yeah. That's a lotta dough.
Today, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth released a statement about this whole controversy, but declined to issue an apology or specifically mention Mulvaney. Instead, the statement simply reads:
"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.
We’re honored to be part of the fabric of this country. Anheuser-Busch employs more than 18,000 people and our independent distributors employ an additional 47,000 valued colleagues. 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.
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.
I care deeply about this country, this company, our brands and our partners. I spend much of my time traveling across America, listening to and learning from our customers, distributors and others.
Moving forward, I will continue to work tirelessly to bring great beers to consumers across our nation."
\u201c\ud83d\udea8BREAKING: The CEO of Anheuser Busch, Brendan Whitworth, releases a statement in the midst of boycotts following the Dylan Mulvaney controversy \n\n\u201cWe never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.\u201d\u201d— Benny Johnson (@Benny Johnson) 1681500184
So that sounds like a big ol' nothing burger. But I actually don't think they're lying when they say they didn't intend to divide people. I think the issue of transgenderism is so deeply enmeshed into American culture, especially among the elite and wealthy, it doesn't even cross their minds that some normal folks aren't 100% on board with men claiming to be women. They are very severely detached from the thoughts and opinions of everyday Americans.
And I doubt this statement will do much, if anything, to quell the brewing boycott of Bud Light. Viable alternatives are already popping up, and Americans seem more than ready to ditch the woke. For good.
Lily is a Zoomer college dropout who somehow landed a writing gig here at LwC.com. In her spare time, she enjoys going for runs, touching grass, and occasionally tweeting tweets for fellow tweeters.
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