In a tweet thread Monday, Knowles pointed out that Bud Light’s European parent company AB InBev is pushing a wide-ranging LGBTQ and DEI agenda. AB InBev’s 2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report shows that the company is openly going along with the World Economic Forum (WEF) by promoting leftist agenda items ranging from climate change and censorship to diversity goals and radical gender theory.
“One might think that Bud Light could just apologize and admit that men aren’t women. But no matter how much Bud Light and parent company AB InBev might wish to rein in the radicalism, they can’t abandon the agenda,” Knowles said. “They’re mired in World Economic Forum/ESG gobbledygook.”
Transheuser-Busch is still scrambling over the Mulvaney beer can as sales continue to tank. But it’s caught between a rock of customers and a hard place called “GARM,” a WEF-backed operation which was subpoenaed Friday by @Jim_Jordan and the House Judiciary. Here’s why:🧵
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) May 8, 2023
Along with accepting the leftist principles set forth through DEI and ESG initiatives, AB InBev has “adopted a corporate policy that exalts ‘gender identity and expression’ to the same level of significance as age and race,” Knowles added. The company says that it will help employees pay for sex-change procedures in the U.S. and Canada and promises “financial and legal support” for employees in Brazil and Colombia who are seeking to change their names.
In addition to its support for sex-change procedures, AB InBev offers “family-forming” options for gay couples “like two men buying the eggs & womb of a woman to intentionally remove a baby from its mother at birth,” Knowles said.
AB InBev wants leftist DEI principles to touch “upon all functions, including Sales, Supply Chain, Marketing and others,” but AB InBev’s leftist campaigns don’t stay inside the company. The beer maker also seeks to train “buyers and suppliers on our [diversity and inclusion] Supplier strategy.”
AB InBev’s pandering to leftist principles doesn’t end there. Knowles also pointed out that the company is part of a WEF initiative that has created “standards that limit or entirely demonetize platforms that contain ‘hate speech’ on ‘gender identity,’ ‘insensitive… treatment of debated social issues,’ or the classic ‘misinformation.’”
The initiative, created in 2019 and called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM), includes corporations Adidas, BP, CVS, Goldman Sachs, Lego, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Merck, Nike, P&G, Hershey, Disney, Unilever, Walmart, and more. GARM’s “misinformation” policies were “introduced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war” and “have been designed to provide a structure for demonetizing misinformation.”
GARM was the target of questioning from U.S. lawmakers on Friday when the Republican-led House issued subpoenas aimed at the WEF initiative. House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote in letters obtained by The Daily Wire that GARM and the group that created it — World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) — may be facilitating coordination by its members in a manner that violates U.S. antitrust law.
Knowles said that “GARM is so powerful and controls so much advertising money (like that of Bud Light) that YouTube, Meta (FB & IG), Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and others are writing pages of reports as to how they are going to run their platforms to appease GARM standards.”
Knowles concluded his tweet thread with a dire warning.
“Don’t look away,” he said. “If we don’t put an end to this growing scheme of control and deceit, Bud Light’s inability to apologize and admit that men can’t be women will be the least of our problems.”