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Legacy media outlet CNN apologized Wednesday for referring to transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney — a man who believes he is a woman — by his biological pronouns.
While reporting on Bud Light’s drop in sales following its partnership with the transgender influencer, CNN correspondent Ryan Young referred to Mulvaney as a “he,” using the pronoun that corresponds to his biological sex when the trans-identifying TikTok star has demanded to be referred to as a woman. The so-called “misgendering” led to a wave of backlash from leftists on social media before host Kate Bolduan issued an on-air apology.
“Before we wrap up today, we do want to make an important note,” Bouldan said. “Yesterday in a segment about transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who was featured in Bud Light’s recent campaign, she was mistakenly referred to by the wrong pronoun. And CNN aims to honor individuals’ ways of identifying themselves and we apologize for that error.”
CNN ran an on-air apology for their segment misgendering Dylan Mulvaney yesterday: "CNN aims to honor individuals' ways of identifying themselves, and we apologize for that error." pic.twitter.com/aF01aJsfPx
— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) July 12, 2023
During Tuesday’s segment, Young was discussing his experience at bars in Nashville and Chicago when he referred to Mulvaney as a “he.”
“One bar was telling us, basically, they’re not going to serve [Bud Light] because they don’t like the way Dylan Mulvaney was treated after this whole controversy started. He, of course, is the transgender person they were going to sponsor and go along with …” Young said.
“[Trans activists] didn’t like how Bud Light didn’t stand by him after all this,” Young added, using the pronoun “him” when Mulvaney prefers “they.”
Ari Drennen, the LGBTQ news writer for far-Left media watchdog group Media Matters, blasted CNN for running the segment.
“Unbelievably bad CNN segment -fails to interrogate where the Bud Light boycott came from -launders perspectives of people who think their grandchildren will be harmed by the knowledge that trans people exist -misgenders Dylan Mulvaney,” Drennen tweeted. “This segment could’ve run on Fox News!”
Mulvaney called out those who use his biological pronouns last October, saying in a TikTok that it should be illegal for journalists to use he/him when referring to the trans activist.
“When someone writes that I’m a child predator solely based on the fact that I’m a trans woman, well, that’s just bullying,” Mulvaney said.
“Or even worse in my opinion are, like, the articles written about me using ‘he’ pronouns and calling me a man over and over again — I feel like that should be illegal,” he added. “I don’t know, that’s just bad journalism.”