Cancelation of Budweiser Clydesdale events comes amid mounting backlash over Dylan Mulvaney partnership

A highly controversial partnership with transgender TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney has spurred the cancelation of events featuring the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses due to jitters over potential backlash to advertisements featuring the biological male in women’s garb hawking Bud Light beer.

Citing concerns about employee safety, a major Missouri distributor has called off appearances featuring the majestic animals that have been a fixture in Budweiser ads and promotions for 90 years, appearing in a series of television commercials beloved by generations of Americans and an integral part of one the nation’s most recognizable and enduring brands.

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“Local Budweiser distributor Wil Fischer Distributing decided to cancel all of the Springfield Clydesdale showings, citing safety concerns for their employees,” according to a statement to KOLR, a Springfield-based television station.

“It’s very disappointing, I mean I think the Cyldesdales was a big deal and a lot of people were talking it up,” local drinking establishment owner Jim Wilson told the outlet. “They’re amazing animals so I’m disappointed, I was going to go check ’em out.”

KOLR reached out to Anheuser-Busch but no further details were provided.

The ads featuring the 26-year-old trans activist – who also just scored a deal to model women’s athletic bras for athletic apparel giant Nike – have outraged many consumers of one of America’s most popular beer brands as boycotts have been threatened. High-profile celebrities have defied the “woke” thought police by speaking out against the latest corporate endorsement of sexual deviance, one of them being Kid Rock who drew both raves and shrieks of outrage over a viral video of him shooting up cases of Bud Light with a semi-automatic rifle.

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“F*** Bud Light, and f*** Anheuser-Busch. Have a terrific day,” proclaimed Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, after blowing several of the brand’s familiar blue and white cases to smithereens.

Also expressing disgust over Bud Light’s seal of approval for the alternative lifestyle that until recently, had widely been viewed by many as being associated with mental illness, was country music superstar Travis Tritt.

“I will be deleting all Anheuser-Busch products from my tour hospitality rider. I know many other artists who are doing the same,” he tweeted, later posting a list of all other Bud-related brands that could also be boycotted.

“In April 1933, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition of beer,” the company states on its website about the history of Budweiser and the Clydesdales. “Realizing the marketing potential of a horse-drawn beer wagon, the company also arranged to have a second six-horse Clydesdale hitch sent to New York to mark the event. The Clydesdales drew a crowd of thousands on their way to the Empire State Building. After a small ceremony, a case of Budweiser was presented to former Governor Alfred E. Smith in appreciation of his years of service in the fight against Prohibition.”

“This hitch continued on a tour of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, thrilling thousands, before stopping in Washington, D.C., in April 1933 to reenact the delivery of one of the first cases of Budweiser to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”Anheuser-Busch boasts of the origins of the promotion, and a special delivery to the iconic four-term Democrat president.

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Chris Donaldson


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