Ted Lieu is a Democratic Representative from California. He posted a photo with fellow California Democratic Reps. Mark Takano (left), Judy Chu (right), and Adam Schiff (left) standing together holding Bud Light beer bottles.
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’s CEO Brendan Whitworth released a bland statement that didn’t directly address the topic but said that the company had “never intended” to be a part of a conversation that divided people. Bud Light tweeted for the first since April 1, but the message was heavily ratioed.
— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)
Dean Cain: “Worst ever party,” actor Dean Cain tweeted The photo of the legislators drinking Bud Light was taken in response.
“Barf,” New Mexico state Rep. John Block wrote“The final nail is driven into the coffin of @budlight garbage beer.”
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: “Telling Me You’ve Never Drank @budlight Without Saying You Never Drank @budlight” Scott Walker tweeted.
“This picture is more damaging to a brand than Dylan Mulvaney bathing ,”…