she has received since coming out as a transgender woman—insisting she's not a "monster."For several weeks, Bud Light has been the focus of a divided debate after sending social media influencer Mulvaney, 26, a personalized can of its beer.In early April, Mulvaney shared a video on Instagram in which she explained that Bud Light had sent her a can with her face on it to commemorate 365 days of her living as a woman.
Mulvaney's Days of Girlhood video series, which charts her first year of transitioning, has been a viral success."It's sad that there are still so many people that are trying to use this really beautiful journey against me and twisting my words and taking things out of context," she said in an interview that aired on Thursday. "But at the end of the day, I'm happier than I ever have been, because I could I can't imagine going back to that other person.
It breaks my heart to think about it."The partnership between Bud Light and Mulvaney has drawn condemnation from some social media users, who issued calls for a boycott.
Musician Kid Rock shared footage of himself opening fire on a stack of Bud Light cans. And country music star Travis Tritt reacted by announcing that he would no longer request any Anheuser-Busch products on his tour hospitality rider.Caitlyn Jenner, who transitioned to female in 2015, recommended an alternative beer brand as she commented on a Twitter post from British influencer Oli London, who previously identified as transracial, gender neutral and transgender.Amid criticism and plummeting sales, some executives at Bud Light recently took a leave of absence, including vice president of marketing Alissa Heinerscheid and her boss Daniel Blake, who oversees marketing for Anheuser-Busch's.