Podcast giant Joe Rogan sided with Anheuser-Busch in an episode of his show this week as the company deals with the fallout of a paid marketing engagement with a highly controversial transgender influencer.
Speaking on Wednesday on “The Joe Rogan Experience” with comedian Sam Tallent, Rogan spoke about the controversy surrounding Bud Light’s engagement with Dylan Mulvaney.
Both men cracked open cans of Bud Light and began to drink the beer as they discussed the controversy.
“Like — what they’re doing is just spreading the brand to an extra group of people. Why — If something is good, do you give a f*** who’s got it?” Rogan said. “Like, would we do this with cheesecake? Like, you know what I’m saying? Like, if there was like a bomb-a** cheesecake and all of a sudden, you know, some radical group like Antifa really got into the cheesecake. We would be like, ‘F*** this.’ And if the Cheesecake Factory sent Antifa a cheesecake, you know, ‘for 10 more years of chaos,’ you know, like celebratory.”
However, Rogan noted that he liked a lot of the backlash to Bud Light, including Kid Rock shooting a bunch of Bud Light cans.
“But on the other hand I love Kid Rock’s video. Because I love that kind of thinking,” Rogan said. “Not even that I agree with it? I like wild people. I like a dude who takes a machine gun to a stack of Bud Lights and is like, ‘F*** Anheuser-Busch!’”
“But I mean, where’s he gonna go now? You gonna go to Coors?” he continued. “Don’t they all support like LBGTQ+AI, whatever the hell else they’re attaching to it, issues?”
Rogan later added that he thought that it was “funny” that people were “super outraged” over the controversy.
“How is that the big deal?” Rogan said. “I think it’s goofy. Because I think that person’s goofy. But if you want to hire a goofy person, like, who gives a s***? It’s kind of hilarious. It was also just a can with that person’s face on it. That’s all it was. It wasn’t like something they were selling.”