TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Governor Ron DeSantis blasted Bud Light for promoting the radical LGBTQ agenda and said he supports a national boycott of Bud Light’s parent company Anheuser-Busch.
The iconic beer company’s new marketing campaign supporting the LGBTQ movement with a transgender brand ambassador triggered a wave of conservative fury last week – highlighted by calls for a nation-wide boycott and viral videos of people destroying Bud Light bottles or cans.
On Monday, DeSantis told influencer Benny Johnson that he doesn’t plan to drink the beer ever again.
"Why would you want to drink Bud Light? That’s like them rubbing our faces in it,” the governor said.
“It’s part of a larger thing where corporate America is trying to change our country – trying to change policy, trying to change culture,” DeSantis added. “I’d rather be governed by ‘We the People’ than woke companies, so I think pushback is in order across the board, including with Bud Light.”
The governor called the boycotts a “righteous thing” and suggested that corporate virtual signaling won’t be deterred if the company’s bottom line is not impacted by consumers.
“These companies that do this, if they never have any response, they’re just going to keep doing it,” DeSantis said. “If you don't have conservative beer drinkers, they're gonna feel that.”
Just hours after the interview aired, DeSantis War Room posted a video trolling Bud Light by mocking the beer company’s memorable “Real Men of Genius” commercials from the early 2000’s.
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The governor’s comments came on the heels of Donald Trump Jr.’s call to end the boycott. Don Jr. suggested that the company is not woke because they have donated to Republicans in the past.
“I'm not for destroying an American, an iconic company, for something like this,” Trump Jr. said. “The company itself doesn't participate in the same leftist nonsense as the other big conglomerates.”