The Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch, Brendan Whitworth, made a statement on Friday in response to the controversy that has been caused by the connection of transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney with Bud Light. In the statement titled “Our Responsibility to America,” the authors said that they had “never intended to be a part of a discussion that divides people.”
“We are in the business of bringing people together over a shared love of beer.” The internet nearly crashed on April 1 after the face of the most famous transgender person in the world was featured on a can of Bud Light.
A promotional video with Mulvaney dressed as Audrey Hepburn from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s was uploaded on Twitter while he was in character. He wore a black dress, black gloves, an updo hairstyle, and a necklace.
Anheuser Busch CEO Addresses Dylan Mulvaney Controversy
“This month, I celebrated ‘Day 365’ of womanhood, and Bud Light sent me possibly the best gift ever… a can with my face on it,” Mulvaney went on to say. “It was a can with my face on it.” Conservatives are seething with rage at the fact that the content provider is working with Anheuser-Busch.
Legislators on the right have advocated for a consumer boycott of all products produced by Anheuser-Busch. Both Anheuser-Busch’s finances and its reputation have taken a hit as a direct result of the company’s relationship with Mulvaney.
Whitworth considers it his responsibility to ensure that “every consumer feels proud of the beer” that his company creates, and he sees this as an important part of his job.
“The time that I spent serving my country in the military instilled in me the importance of accountability, as well as the values that the United States of America was founded on: liberty, respect for one another, and hard work.”
According to a statement released by the firm, “As CEO of Anheuser-Busch, I am committed to preserving and building on our remarkable history and heritage,” “I spend a lot of time traveling across the country listening to and learning from our customers, distributors, and others because I love this country, this company, our brands, and our partners,” she said.
“I love this country, this company, our brands, and our partners.” About 18,000 people are employed by Anheuser-Busch, while nearly 50,000 people are employed by the company’s independent distributor partners.
According to the statement, Whitworth values both Anheuser-Busch’s millions of followers as well as the “valued colleagues” mentioned previously.
“We have thousands of partners, millions of fans, and a proud history of supporting our communities, the military, first responders, sports fans, and hard-working Americans everywhere,” Whitworth stated. “In the future, I plan to put in a lot of effort to distribute excellent beers to customers located all over the United States.”