Anheuser-Busch sparked controversy by appointing Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender individual, as the spokesperson for Bud Light.
And it was not the only prominent brand to sign the controversial figure, whose ostentatious personality has garnered the admiration of some LGBTQ supporters and the ire of many conservatives.
Newsweek reported that the trans-activist had agreements with Nike and Oil of Olay, in addition to Aritzia, CeraVe, Crest, Haus Labs, Instacart, K18 Hair, Kate Spade, KIND Snacks, KitchenAid, Ole Hensen, Rent the Runway, and Ulta Beauty.
The Daily Wire reported that despite the character’s apparent enjoyment of the spotlight, he refused to answer one question from conservative investigative journalist James O’Keefe.
“O’Keefe sought Mulvaney’s reaction to a report that the journalist released this week regarding male inmates who are allegedly abusing the correctional system in Washington state by claiming they are transgender so they can be put in a prison for women,” it said.
O’Keefe waited outside a women’s restroom for Mulvaney before approaching the influencer for a comment.
“Dylan Mulvaney is inside the women’s restroom right now,” the reporter said. “So, I’m going to ask him for comment about our story regarding women being raped in prison by men claiming to be transgender.”
“Women are being raped in a prison in Washington state by men claiming to be transgender,” he said. “There’s footage of them talking about the rape. Do you have a comment on the story of the women being raped by the men claiming to be transgender?”
Mulvaney rushed to the elevator, despite the fact that for many people, the statement condemning prisoners for lying about their gender identity and raping women would be a simple one to disavow.
“What do you think about the women who are being raped by the men who are transgender?” the reporter said. “Do you have a comment about that?”
But Mulvaney became angry and demanded that O’Keefe leave him alone.
The Daily Wire made a report.
On Thursday evening, James O’Keefe released a video in which two female inmates at the Washington State Correctional Center for Women (WCCW) discussed how male inmates allegedly abuse the system by claiming to be transgender in order to access the facility for women.
O’Keefe stated that WCCW has been “the tip of the spear with inclusivity in the prison system” before explaining that OMG News went to great extent to protect the identities of the two women by altering their voices and blurring their faces.
The video referred to the prisoners as “Inmate #1” and “Inmate #2,” but it was unclear when or how the interview was conducted.
In the interim, Anheuser Busch issued a statement in response to the controversy surrounding its partnership with Mulvaney.
The statement was made while the company’s stock is falling, but Mulvaney was never mentioned by name.
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