Anheuser-Busch CEO Breaks Silence on Dylan Mulvaney Backlash, Without Actually Saying Her Name

Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth has finally spoken out in response to the transphobic backlash for Dylan Mulvaney‘s sponsored Bud Light post.

The 26-year-old transgender influencer, who recently celebrated one year since coming out and starting her transition, posted sponsored Bud Light content on April 1 to promote a contest in celebration of March Madness.

The partnership drew backlash from right-wing conservatives like singers Kid Rock, who posted a video of himself shooting cases of the beer, and Travis Tritt, who said he would stop asking for free products on his tour riders.

Whitworth‘s statement is already gaining backlash from both ends of the political spectrum as the statement doesn’t really seem to be addressing the situation. Dylan‘s name was not even mentioned.

Keep reading to find out more…

Read the statement below…

As the CEO of a company founded in America’s heartland more than 165 years ago, I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew.

We’re honored to be part of the fabric of this country. Anheuser-Busch employs more than 18,000 people and our independent distributors employ an additional 47,000 valued colleagues. We have thousands of partners, millions of fans and a proud history supporting our communities, military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans everywhere.

We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.

My time serving this country taught me the importance of accountability and the values upon which America was founded: freedom, hard work and respect for one another. As CEO of Anheuser-Busch, I am focused on building and protecting our remarkable history and heritage.

I care deeply about this country, this company, our brands and our partners. I spend much of my time traveling across America, listening to and learning from our customers, distributors and others.

Moving forward, I will continue to work tirelessly to bring great beers to consumers across our nation.

Check out Dylan’s original post below…

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