Human rights campaign calls on Anheuser-Busch to stand up for the trans community


The country’s largest advocacy group for LGBTQ+ rights is calling on Anheuser-Busch to show “solidarity” with the transgender community amid backlash over his Bud Light partnership with TikToker Dylan Mulvaney.

“In the face of anti-LGBTQ+ and transphobic criticism, Anheuser-Busch’s actions demonstrate a profound lack of steadfastness in upholding its values ​​of diversity, equity and inclusion,” wrote HRC Senior Vice President Jay Brown.

“Not only does this lend credibility to hateful rhetoric, but it exposes Anheuser-Busch to long-term business implications as employees and customers increasingly seek an unwavering commitment to LGBTQ+ corporate citizenship.”

The letter added that HRC appears to be falling 100% score from Anheuser-Busch on the Corporate Equality Index, which rates companies on criteria such as “supporting an inclusive culture & corporate social responsibility”.

The message comes as salesand pours — by Bud Light beer have reportedly dove into this month’s controversy.

In a TikTok video posted this week, Mulvaney broke her silence on the right-wing firestorm, which included musician Kid Rock, who shot Bud Light cans in a viral video, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R- Ga.), who boycotted the beer in favor of Coors Light (despite the the latter brand is also committed to support for the LGBTQ+ community).

“What I find difficult to understand is the need to dehumanize and be cruel.” said Mulvaney. “Dehumanization has never fixed anything in history.”

Anheuser-Busch did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on HRC’s letter.

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