Leave it to Kid Rock to stink about something in the name of “morality” just to keep cashing in on it. That’s what the musician does with his Bud Light, which is still sold in his Nashville bar despite previously being advertised as, I quote, “Fuck Bud Light.”
The hysteria began after Bud Light befriended transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, got involved with the internet personality in a marketing campaign and sent her some beer cans customized with her likeness. Kid Rock, like many other conservatives with nothing better to do, then took to the internet to prove he was “more excited” than liberals ever were, posting a video depicting cases of Bud Light with a semi-automatic rifle.
Kid Rock wasn’t the only one upset about Bud Light’s partnership with Mulvaney. Travis Treat Anheuser-Busch products took from his Tour riderwhile Mike Love of The Beach Boys made a scathing comment about it prior to a recent performance of the “gender-specific” song “Surfer Girl”. Unlike other conservative counties, this one has already created a sales sensation; Bud Lite was recently dethroned as the best-selling beer in America.
To determine if these high-profile anti-Bud messages have translated into the real world, CNN reporter Ryan Young traveled to country music capital and conservative hub Nashville—where Kid Rock owns a bar—to find out how people on Earth feel about Bud the Light now.
While some of the individuals in the clip still refused to drink Bud Lite in line with their anti-transphobic policies, others, one woman said, didn’t “bother” at all about the controversy. Most interestingly, however, Young was able to purchase Bud Lite at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse.
“It’s not clear if the ban has been lifted or if there ever was one,” Young reported of the supposed Rock’s Bud Light boycott. Nothing like money to make a man go back on his word!
For the record, Garth Brooks’ Nashville bar will open up the road from Kid Rock’s, and the singer has gone on record as a supporter of diversity and inclusivity (with no stupid stunts to boot).
Kid Rock announced a boycott of Bud Light. This is what CNN saw in his bar. https://t.co/MnqcwDbTw4 pic.twitter.com/k6zDd8TVaK
– CNN July 12, 2023