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Dylan Mulvaney breaks silence on Bud Light sponsorship controversy

Dylan Mulvaney Speaking out amid protests against her partnership with Bud Light.

Broadway actors and transgender activist Partnered with Beer for the March Madness contest. In his video, Mulvaney jokes about the Games and shows a beer can with his face on it. Criticism ensued from conservatives, who were upset that the company had sponsored a transgender woman.

in one Instagram In a video posted on April 27, Mulvaney explained why she was “offline for a few weeks” after the protests and then decided to respond.

“A lot has been said about me,” Mulvaney said in the clip. “Some of which are so far from my reality that I was hearing my name and I didn’t know who they were talking about sometimes.”

The TikTok star said she’s “okay,” but feels like she’s going through déjà vu from what she called “too feminine and over the top” when she was a kid.

“But this time it’s from other adults,” she said. “And if they’re going to accuse me of anything it should be that I’m a theater person and I’m camp. But that’s just my personality and it’s always been that.”

Mulvaney said she struggles to understand the need to dehumanize another person and be cruel.

“I grew up in a conservative family and I’m extremely privileged because they still love me so much. And I grew up in church and I still have my faith, which is who I am.” In fact Trying to catch up now,” said the actor. “But I’ve always tried to love everyone, even the people who make it really difficult.”

Mulvaney continued, adding that she feared that the negative online conversation around her would influence her followers to believe negative things being said about her.

“I’m just going to move on and trust that the people who know me and my heart won’t listen to that noise,” she said, adding that she wants to move on. “The good news is that the people who enjoy me are almost dead because there’s clearly no way to win them all. But if you’re still around. I am too.”

Anheuser-Busch did not immediately respond to comment from TODAY.com.

Amidst the partnership and backlash, high profile conservatives like Kid Rock used rifles to shoot cases of Bud Light while shouting profanities. Country singer Travis Tritt also condemned the collab, Tweet that he would “remove Anheuser-Busch products from my Tour hospitality rider.”

Village. Ron DeSantis also said he would boycott of Liquor.

On April 14, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth hit back against partnership.

“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer,” the statement read online posts, in part. “My time serving this country taught me the importance of accountability and the values ​​on which America was founded: freedom, hard work, and respect for one another.”

As CEO, Whitworth said he is focused on “building and protecting our remarkable history and legacy,” adding that he cares deeply about the country, the company, their brands and partners.

He concluded, “Going forward, I will continue to work tirelessly to bring great beer to consumers across our country.”

Mulvaney – who gained millions of followers documenting his transformation journey on social media – previously spoke out against online haters in 2021 while opening up to TODAY’s Jill Martin.

“I really struggle with people who don’t think I should be doing these things or think what I’m doing is bad or that,” he said at the time, “I’m very sensitive and I feel that because my job now is to millions of people online, it opens me up to a lot of hate.”

“I’m a real person,” she said.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com


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