Budweiser Releases New Ad Amid Transgender Controversy, Gets Blasted Online
SHANGHAI, CHINA - 2019/07/27: Budweiser beer bottles displayed for sale in a Carrefour supermarket in Shanghai.
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Anheuser-Busch was slammed online over the weekend after running a pro-America advertisement as the company continues to deal with the fallout from its decision to partner with controversial transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

The backlash the company faced was already intense before CEO Brendan Whitworth issued a statement over the matter that was widely panned across the political spectrum as weak.

The company released its new ad featuring one of the Budweiser Clydesdales running through America. “Let me tell you a story about a beer rooted in the heart of America,” the narrator in the ad states. “Found in the community where a handshake is a sure contract. Brewed from those who found opportunity and challenge and hope in tomorrow.”

“Raised by generations willing to sit, share, risk, remember,” the ad continues. “This is a story bigger than beer. This is the story of the American spirit.”


The ad was widely slammed online by critics who accused the company of walking back what they considered virtue signaling.

“Sorry… this ship has already sailed,” tweeted UFC fighter Tim Kennedy. “You should’ve supported the hard-working middle class that once were proud to kick back after a long day of work.”

“They are doubling down on their pro American marketing efforts in an attempt to get people to forget their blunder,” another account commented. “Smart play Budweiser but it’s not going to work.”

Attorney Philip Holloway tweeted, “Don’t look now @AnheuserBusch @budweiserusa but the Clydesdale has already left the barn. The train has sailed, the ship has left the station.”


Political operative Jake Schneider tweeted, “Lol so after weeks of hemorrhaging support, Budweiser releases an ad featuring: Clydesdales, farms, dirt roads, fields, Grand Canyon, St. Louis Arch, Main Street, firefighters, veterans, flags, Lincoln Memorial, tractors, trucks, baseball caps, and the Freedom Towers.”

“Far too late for this pandering now,” another account said. “I’ve drawn my line in the sand against ridiculous wokeism and it is to consciously never buy or support an @AnheuserBusch product ever again and share that disdain among people I see consuming their products.”

Former boxer Ed Latimore tweeted, “Man, this s*** might have worked in the 80s, but the internet is forever.”

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