Bombshell: GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis Claims That Anheuser-Busch Have Become Too Woke, Losing Him As An Avid Customer – “Why Would You Want To Drink Bud Light?”
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joined the national boycott of Bud Light in the aftermath of the Anheuser-Busch company’s ad campaign featuring transgender TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
DeSantis is in good company.
Singer and songwriter Kid Rock posted a video of himself shooting up cans of Bud Light.
Country singer Travis Tritt announced that he would no longer request Anheuser-Busch products on his tour rider.
And fellow country singer Riley Green replaced the words “Bud Light” with “Coors Light” in his hit song I Wish Grandpas Never Died at a recent concert.
Political commentator Benny Johnson recently interviewed the Florida governor and asked him about the Bud Light controversy.
DeSantis said he’s not about enabling woke companies who are trying to change our country.
“Why would you want to drink Bud Light? I mean like honestly, that’s like them rubbing our faces in it, and it’s like these companies that do this, if they never have any response, they are just gonna keep doing it,” DeSantis told Johnson.
“So, if you as a consumer are like… ‘ yeah, they’re doing that, but I’m just gonna keep drinking it anyways,’ well, then they’re gonna keep doing it,” the governor added.
The governor is so right. Some people are against boycotts because a lot of times they are ineffective. This one seems to have some power behind it.
The Anheuser-Busch company lost $5 billion in value since Mulvaney shared the Bud Light cans featuring his face as he pretended to act like a ditzy girl who knows nothing about March Madness.
“So I think we have power as consumers to make our voice heard, and not on every company because sometimes conservative consumers aren’t going to make a dent in some companies,” the governor continued.
He added: “This one is one if you don’t have conservative beer drinkers, you’re gonna feel that and so you know.”
DeSantis also said: “Some of these controversies that come up, and people can kind of just say, ‘Oh, well it’s kind of a one-off, yeah, it was stupid to do,’ but it’s part of a larger thing where corporate America is trying to change our country.
“Trying to change policy, trying to change culture, and you know, I’d rather be governed by we the people than woke companies, and so I think [the] pushback is in order across the board including with Bud Light.”
DeSantis told Johnson that he and his wife Casey prefer a Guinness stout when they go out for a beer. It’s been a favorite of theirs since taking a trip to Dublin, Ireland.
Anheuser-Busch CEO, Brendan Whitworth, put out a statement to try and regain some of their base customers.
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer,” Whitworth said.
“I care deeply about this country, this company, our brands and our partners.”
“Moving forward, I will continue to work tirelessly to bring great beers to consumers across our nation.”
Is it too little, too late? Time will tell.