(NewsSpace.com) – When Anheuser-Busch sent personalized cans of Bud Light to transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney in April, it sparked a lot of backlash from conservatives who enjoyed the beverage. One of the most prominent leaders of the charge was none other than Kid Rock, who took to social media to show him shooting up cases of the beer with the text “f*** Bud Light and f*** Anheuser-Busch.” Now, it seems he has changed his stance, and not everyone is happy about it.
In August, four months after denouncing Bud Light, TMZ reported that the rock star was spotted with the controversial beverage in hand at an event in Nashville, Tennessee. On November 16, Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, spoke with host Sean Hannity and said he “didn’t want to be in the party of cancel cultures and boycotts that ultimately hurt working-class people.”
The singer knows people who work for the company and admitted they were having a hard time, and he didn’t want to be one to contribute to that. While he’s not all-in on the brand again, saying they need to earn back his loyalty, he said he’s a “God-fearing man … a Christian” who “believe[s] in forgiveness.”
Kid Rock was far from the only one to speak out against the brand. Country singer Travis Tritt was vocal and banned the beverage on his tour bus, while others were more subtle. Riley Green, for example, another country singer, changed the line in his most famous song from wishing “coolers never run out of Bud Light” to “Coors Light” at a concert in Nashville.
In the aftermath of the controversy, Anheuser-Busch suffered millions of dollars in losses. The company released a statement saying it’s “in the business of bringing people together over a beer” and “never intended to be part of a discussion” that causes a divide.
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