(PatriotWise.com) — Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg, has lashed out at people boycotting Bud Light because of its advertising campaign with the social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Mulvaney is a man who identifies as female. Anheuser-Busch, the company that produces the beer, hired him to front its latest promotion.
On his Twitter account, Buttigieg wrote, “If you’re upset about a beer company supporting civil rights, you might want to start bottling your tears. LGBTQ people drink water, too. Gonna boycott that next?”
His tweet prompted several furious responses, with the majority disagreeing that men wearing women’s clothing is a civil rights issue.
Bud Light has seen a considerable drop in sales and profits since it began working with Mulvaney. The company’s value dropped by $6 billion in just six days. It fell from $132.38 billion to $125.73 but maintains its relationship with the controversial influencer. A report by the New York Post suggests a reason for the continued partnership.
The Post investigated the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), an organization partly funded by Hungarian left-wing billionaire George Soros. The group keeps a score chart – the Corporate Equality Index or CEI – indicating the level of compliance to a radical left-wing agenda by major companies.
Businesses can earn a maximum of 100 points and are graded according to their “inclusiveness.” James Lindsay, a political podcaster, said the organization operates like the mafia. “HRC sends representatives to corporations every year telling them what kind of stuff they have to make visible at the company. They give them a list of demands and if they don’t follow through there’s a threat that you won’t keep your CEI score,” he said.
According to the Post, the score is relevant because America’s top investment companies are wedded to “ethical investments,” and businesses are therefore trying to keep up with modern “woke” sensibilities.
Dylan Mulvaney has also been contracted as the public face of sportswear giant Nike’s new range of women’s clothing. This too has drawn fierce criticism.
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