Ron DeSantis Drops The Hammer On Bud Light Over Transgender Controversy
OVIEDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2022/11/05: Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, speaks during the rally. Ron DeSantis holds a campaign event in Oviedo, Florida three days before the November 8 election. DeSantis faces Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis slammed Bud Light on Monday evening, saying that conservatives should keep pressure up on the company as it faces backlash over its decision to partner with controversial transgender-identifying influencer Dylan Mulvaney.

DeSantis’ remarks during the interview with political commentator Benny Johnson come after the company released a statement late last week which generated even more backlash against the company because it was seen across the political spectrum as weak.

“Why would you want to drink Bud Light?” DeSantis asked. “I mean like honestly, that’s like them rubbing our faces in it and it’s like these companies that do this, if they never have any response, they’re just gonna keep doing it.”

“So, if you as a consumer are like … ‘ yeah, they’re doing that, but I’m just gonna keep drinking it anyways,’ well, then they’re gonna keep doing it,” DeSantis said. “So I think we have power as consumers to make our voice heard, and not on every company because sometimes conservative consumers aren’t going to make a dent in some companies.”

“This one is one if you don’t have conservative beer drinkers, you’re gonna feel that and so you know, I think it’s a thing,” DeSantis said. “Some of these controversies that come up, and people can kind of just say, ‘oh, well it’s kind of a one off, yeah, it was stupid to do,’ but it’s part of a larger thing where corporate America is trying to change our country. Trying to change policy, trying to change culture, and you know, I’d rather be governed by we the people than woke companies and so I think pushback is in order across the board including with Bud Light.”

When asked if he would ever drink Bud Light again, DeSantis responded, “No, I don’t think so.”

DeSantis said that the company lost him as a customer over the controversy.


Related: Budweiser Releases New Ad Amid Transgender Controversy, Gets Blasted Online

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