Kid Rock Seen Drinking Bud Light After Anheuser-Busch LGBTQ Boycott

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Child Rock has seemingly modified his tune with regards to his beverage of alternative. 

The rocker, 52, was noticed sipping on a chilly Bud Gentle whereas attending a Colt Ford live performance in Nashville on Thursday, August 17, in response to pictures obtained by TMZ. Rock regarded relaxed as he drank the alcoholic refreshment and laughed with pals, who additionally loved the blue-canned beer.

Rock went viral in April when he shared a video of himself taking pictures a number of circumstances of Bud Gentle in response to the model rolling out a sequence of cans with pleasure colours to have a good time the LGBTQ+ group. 

“Grandpa’s feeling a little bit frisky at present. Let me say one thing to all you and be as clear and concise as attainable,” Rock mentioned within the Twitter clip earlier than taking purpose on the drinks with a firearm. He then turned again to the digital camera, stating, “ F—ok Bud Gentle and f—ok [brewing company] Anheuser-Busch.”

Two days previous to Rock’s outburst, influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who’s transgender, appeared in sponsored put up for Bud Gentle as a part of the corporate’s March Insanity marketing campaign. The following backlash led to “extra bullying and transphobia than I ever might’ve imagined,” she mentioned in an Instagram video the next month. 

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Weeks after Mulvaney’s put up — wherein she promoted Bud Gentle’s contest to win $15,000 — Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued a press release saying the corporate “by no means meant to be part of a dialogue that divides folks.”

“Because the CEO of an organization based in America’s heartland greater than 165 years in the past, I’m chargeable for guaranteeing each shopper feels happy with the beer we brew. We’re honored to be a part of the material of this nation,” Whitworth mentioned, including that as an alternative of any division, “we’re within the enterprise of bringing folks collectively over a beer.”

Kid Rock Spotted Drinking a Bud Light After Leading the Anheuser-Busch LGBTQ Pride Boycott 410
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Mulvaney, for her half, revealed nobody from Anheuser-Busch reached out to her over the controversy even though she was receiving violent threats from folks. She additionally famous that “for an organization to rent a trans particular person after which not publicly stand by them is worse, for my part, than not hiring a trans particular person in any respect.”

“The hate doesn’t finish with me,” she continued. “It has critical and grave penalties for the remainder of our group.” 

This wasn’t the primary time Rock has sparked controversy over his conservative beliefs. The musician got here underneath hearth in March 2020 when his Nashville eatery, Child Rock’s Huge Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse, stayed open after Mayor John Cooper requested the town’s bars and eating places to shut because the Coronavirus pandemic exploded. (The restaurant quickly closed its doorways in Could 2020 after initially resisting.)

In December 2016, he bought live performance T-shirts that supported then–President Elect Donald Trump at his live shows, together with one which labeled the states that had voted for Hillary Clinton  “Dumbf—kistan.”