Some Chicago gay bars in Boystown (aka North Halstead) have stopped selling Anheuser Busch InBev products sating that the LGBT-friendly beer giant distanced itself from transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney’s Bud Light marketing campaign amid the anti-trans backlash.While Anheuser claims it was never a campaign.
Four gay bars from Uptown to Rogers Park, were the first to drop Anheuser-Busch by the 2Bears Tavern Group which owns them . Posted on Instagram Thursday the group states that its abandonment of Mulvaney amid controversy “shows how little Anheuser-Busch cares about the LGBTQIA+ community, and in particular transgender people, who have been under unrelenting attack in this country.”
Chicago’s historic Sidetracks bar founded by gay rights activist Art Johnston and Jose Pepé Peña, later made the same announcement.
“We must also hold brands accountable if they take active steps against LGBTQ+ equality, visibility and safety,” Sidetrack posted.
Anheuser-Busch CEO Michel Doukeris addressed the controversy during an earnings call with investors Thursday stating this was never a campaign but a special gift to Mulavey since the actual cans are not for sale blaming social media for running with the wrong story.
“We need to clarify the facts that this was one can, one influencer, one post and not a campaign,” Doukeris said.
Beam me up Scottie because it what has to be the worst miscasting of the decade, it has been “officially” announced that Orange Is the New Black transsexual actress Laverne Cox will fill the “sweet transvestite from Transylvania” role made famous by Tim Curry in an upcoming FOX -TV’s version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
British tabloids The Sun and E! News are both reporting that the guy dating British diver Tom Daley is none other than Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black who just happens to be 20 years older than Daley. Did they meet browsing a mature singles dating site or something?
Full disclosure. I am not a huge fan of Black. Especially after he kissed Hollywood’s ass and wouldn’t support the Ender’s Game boycott and stopped short of calling for a boycott of the Russian Olympics.