With a veiled threat about lowering their Corporate Equality Index score, an LGBT advocacy organization is demanding Anheuser-Busch publicly proclaim its support for gender ideology.
While average Americans have begun boycotting Anheuser-Busch products after Bud Light partnered with “transgender” influencer Dylan Mulvaney, the left has demanded that the company continue to support gender ideology despite a devastating loss in the stock market and in their sales numbers.
Dylan Mulvaney has become the new brand ambassador for Bud Light. 🍺
The beer brand even made a special edition Dylan Mulvaney Can 🥤celebrating his 365 days of girlhood.
(This is not April Fools, it’s actually real)
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) April 1, 2023
If Anheuser-Busch reverses course and apologizes for angering its customer base — who are outraged over Mulvaney’s promotion of irreversible and dangerous transgender surgeries for minors, and for the company’s decision to advertise on his channel which has an audience made up of minors who cannot even drink beer — the company may be able to reverse the financial ramifications of its decision, but will also face backlash from the left. However, if Anheuser-Busch gives in to the gender ideologues, it will lose the customer base but gain superficial admiration from the radical left.
Tucker Carlson has PERFECT reaction to implosion of Bud Light after recruiting trans activist Dylan Mulvaney as new face of beer
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 11, 2023
One such radical leftist organization, LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), is pressuring the company to double down on support for so-called “transgender” people — according to a letter sent to Anheuser-Busch’s head of human resources, which was obtained by The Hill.
“In this moment, it is absolutely critical for Anheuser-Busch to stand in solidarity with Dylan and the trans community,” the April 26 letter from the HRC’s Jay Brown states.
“However, when faced with anti-LGBTQ+ and transphobic criticism, Anheuser-Busch’s actions demonstrate a profound lack of fortitude in upholding its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion to employees, customers, shareholders and the LGBTQ+ community,” the letter continues. “This not only lends credence to hate-filled rhetoric, it exposes Anheuser-Busch to long-term business impacts with employees and customers increasingly looking for steadfast commitment to LGBTQ+ corporate citizenships.”
According to The Hill, the HRC’s letter indicates that the leftist organization is preparing to decrease Anheuser-Busch’s 100% Corporate Equality Index score.
The letter also requests that Anheuser-Busch executives meet with HRC leaders to discuss recommendations, which include a demand that the company issue a statement “reaffirming its full support for its transgender customers, shareholders, and employees.”
Meanwhile, the company’s CEO attempted a half-hearted apology earlier this month, which only angered both sides of the conflict — as only two sentences out of the multi-paragraph statement actually addressed their controversial decision, and didn’t actually include an apology.
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer,” Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth said in the April 14 statement.
Reports have indicated that the company is continuing to panic over the consequences of their decision, especially as the boycott has not ended despite two executives — who were reportedly behind the decision to partner with Mulvaney — taking a leave of absence.