“Don’t Let Them Scare Us, Let Us Scare You” – Deadline

Whoopi Goldberg and her co-hosts on ABC Scene Budweiser weighed in on the recent controversy, reminding the beer maker that, as the show’s Ana Navarro said, members of the LGBTQ community “are Americans too.”

The talks follow recent conservative backlash over Bud Light’s partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney and boycott calls.

Goldberg started the Hot Topic debate by saying that Budweiser was his beer of choice before giving up alcohol, asking what conservatives “are so angry about — beer is not a Democrat or a Republican, it doesn’t have a belief system. It There’s only beer.

After releasing a campaign featuring Mulvaney, Bud brewers faced pushback from MAGA supporter Kid Rock — who shared a video of himself shooting his rifle in cases of Bud Light — and country singer Travis Tritt. , who announced a ban on Anheuser-Busch products during his visit.

In an apparent response to the criticism, Anheuser-Busch released an advertisement that featured a Clydesdale horse galloping past various scenes of Americana, from rural heartland imagery to the Brooklyn Bridge. “It’s a bigger story than beer,” says the narrator. “This is the story of the American soul.”

Said Look Co-host Sunny Hostin, “So now all of a sudden they open up the Clydesdale horses, like ‘Let’s turn the horses out because horses are a lot more American than trans people.'”

On Friday, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth released a statement on the matter. “We have thousands of teammates, millions of fans and a proud history supporting our communities, the military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans,” the statement said. “We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.

Goldberg may or may not have had that statement in mind when he ended today’s discussion on the matter with, “Listen Budweiser, we’re all Americans here. We appreciate your beer, even if it’s light. Or regular… Don’t let them scare you. Let us scare you.