Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California posted a photo of himself and fellow California Democratic Reps. Mark Takano, Judy Chu, and Adam Schiff standing together with bottles of Bud Light beer.
The beer brand became embroiled in controversy because it enlisted Dylan Mulvaney, a man who identifies as a transgender woman, to advertise its product — the move sparked a groundswell of consumer outrage.
Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued a bland statement last week that did not directly address the issue but did say that the company “never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people.” When Bud Light tweeted last week for the first time since April 1, the post was majorly ratioed.
— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)
“Worst party ever,” actor Dean Cain tweeted in response to the photo of the lawmakers with Bud Light.
“Barf,” New Mexico state Rep. John Block wrote, adding, “nailing the final nail in the coffin for @budlight trash beer.”
“Telling me you’ve never drank @budlight without saying you never drank @budlight,” former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted.
“This photo is more damaging to the brand than Dylan Mulvaney in the bathtub,”…