(RepublicanJournal.org) – Actor and influencer Dylan Mulvaney has reportedly left the United States amid the continued backlash against Bud Light and the transgender activist’s role in its ill-fated advertising campaign. The influencer claims they feel safe in the South American country despite ongoing violence the region has seen against transgender individuals.
Mulvaney posted a video on TikTok with the “surprise” that they’d taken a solo trip to Peru. They stated, “it’s a little sad that I had to leave my country to feel safe,” implying that the Land of the Free is a dangerous place for people who identify as transgender. They appeared in remarkably good spirits despite apparently being in fear for their life, noting the country’s beauty and claiming “shaman ceremonies” have offered them the equivalent of “10 years’ worth of therapy.”
The Bud Light brand fell into a tailspin following an Instagram video Mulvaney posted for a March Madness promotional event. The influencer shared that the company had gifted them a personalized can of its product to help celebrate “Dylan Mulvaney’s Day 365 Live!” event — or the transgender individual’s first full year of living exclusively as an assumed female. Bud Light’s consumer base, much of which was conservative, boycotted the long-time US favorite in heated protest. The New York Times reported in late June that heavily discounted 30-packs of the light beer — some priced lower than cases of water — were selling at nearly half of the rate they had last year.
Anheuser-Busch, the company that manufactures Bud Light, initially attempted to defend the failed marketing stunt. Fox News quoted a spokesperson who insisted Mulvaney was just one of hundreds of influencers the company has contacted “to authentically connect with audiences across various demographics.” Bud Light then released a new marketing campaign in an effort to sweep the old one under the rug, but sales remained sluggish, leaving some distributors fearing the damage could be permanent.
Meanwhile, Mulvaney vacations in Peru to “feel safe” — an odd choice for someone so outspoken in the LGTBQ+ community. The South American country has seen ongoing violence against its transgender citizens. Eight were murdered in 2022, according to News Decoder, and six more have lost their lives there so far this year.
Mulvaney has since returned to the United States.
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