Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney broke his silence and slammed Bud Light for hiring him for their disastrous campaign.
Mulvaney trashed the beermaker and its partner company Anheuser-Busch for failing to “publicly stand by” him after the backlash.
“I was waiting for the brand to reach out to me, but they never did.
“I’ve been scared to leave my house.
“For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse than not hiring a trans person at all.
“Because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and as hateful as they want.
“There’s should be nothing controversial or divisive about working with us.
“I have been ridiculed in public I’ve been followed and I have felt a loneliness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
“I realized that I needed to protect this can so I hid it somewhere and I can’t find it because I hid it so well.
“But when I do find it, I feel like it needs to go in a museum, preferably behind bullet-proof glass.
“One thing I will not tolerate people saying about me is that I don’t like beer because I love beer and I always have.”
The CEO of Anheuser-Busch, Brendan Whitworth, said recently:
“I think it’s the impact, honestly on the employees that weighs most on me.
“Again, as I mentioned, seeing the pride and the commitment that they have, working on behalf of a 165-plus-year-old American institution is what gives us energy as we look to move forward and focus on what we do best.
“As we move forward, we want to focus on what we do best, which is brewing great beer for everyone, listening to our consumers, being humble in listening to them, making sure that we do right by our employees, take care and support our partners, and ultimately make an impact in the communities that we serve.
“Over the last month we’ve talked to over 100,000 consumers and their feedback is very clear. What is it?
“The feedback is to reinforce what Bud Light has always meant to them, which is good times goodwill, and easy enjoyment.”