Pushing the Transgender Agenda May Not Be a Good Idea for the Radical Left as Bud Light Sales Continue to Wane in Swing State Pennsylvania
Bud Light sales in the west of swing state Pennsylvania are still waning due to the ongoing boycott after its national controversy, wading into the world of woke.
The radical left may want to reconsider pushing their transgender agenda as Bud Light sales continue to drop in swing state Pennsylvania. The beer company faced backlash from top conservatives after partnering with transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney, who claimed he was a woman after being gay. In response, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued an apology and asserted that they never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people.
Bud Light’s Controversial Partnership with Dylan Mulvaney
Bud Light partnered with transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney, who claims he is now a woman after being gay. In celebration of his “day 365 of womanhood,” Bud Light sent him a can with his face on it which sparked outrage among conservatives who saw this move as another example of companies bowing down to wokeism.
After roughly two weeks of debate and backlash from conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Charlie Kirk who pointed out that Anheuser-Busch actually has a history of donating to conservative causes and supporting some Republicans such as Sen. J.D Vance (R-OH) in the last election cycle Bud Light sales have reportedly continued to drop.
Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth’s Apology
Following the controversy over its partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued an apology asserting that they never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people.
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people,” said Whitworth in his statement adding “We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.” He also emphasized his commitment towards building and protecting America’s remarkable history and heritage while respecting freedom hard work and respect for one another which he believes are values upon which America was founded on.
— Anheuser-Busch (@AnheuserBusch)
April 14, 2023
Bud Light Sales Continue to Drop in Pennsylvania Due to Boycott
The boycott against Bud Light has resulted in a major cut in sales among Pittsburgh-area beer distributors. For example, Myrna’s Brewery Outlet typically sold 200 cases of Bud Light per week but that figure dropped to just 40 cases last week.
Keith Brancato, a manager at Myrna’s Brewery Outlet explained that overall sales have not dropped but specifically Bud Light sales are “way down.” He added that some customers who were regular Bud Light drinkers are now buying something else or making comments about the controversy when they check out.
That Bud Light boycott (over the transgender pitch) seems to be having an effect on sales of the suds. But outlets aren’t feeling the effects.
— TribLIVE.com (@TribLIVE)
May 3, 2023
Other beer distributors are experiencing the same phenomenon. They are not necessarily losing sales but customers are simply choosing other beers.
Bud Light’s in-store sales dropped over 26 percent in the week ending April 22 according to data from Bump Williams Consulting as reported by Breitbart News.
The boycott against Bud Light due to its partnership with transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney has resulted in a major cut in sales among Pittsburgh-area beer distributors. While Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued an apology and asserted that they never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people, it remains unclear whether this will have any effect on Bud Light’s dwindling sales.