TikTok followers. The row has crystalized a broader debate about the acceptance of transgender individuals in public life.Transgender rights and inclusion are issues that are proving deeply polarizing.
A survey by the Pew Research Center last year found that 38 percent of Americans believed that society had gone too far in accepting transgender people, while 36 percent said it had not gone far enough.Following calls for a boycott of Bud Light, supporters of Kari Lake, the Donald Trump-backed GOP candidate for Arizona Governor in 2022, refused to drink the beer brand at an open bar at a rally in Iowa.
Meanwhile, a bar owner in Kentucky said he had noticed the drink sparking rows between patrons.Since the controversy began, Anheuser-Busch's value on the stock market has dropped by as much as $4 billion—and that drop could be partly fueled by investor fears of a boycott of the brand.
Bud Light had remained silent on its social media channels for nearly two weeks before Whitworth's letter proclaiming his responsibility "for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew."The new advert, released by Budweiser U.S.A.