Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, has been stripped of its perfect "Corporate Equality Index" score over the Dylan Mulvaney fiasco.
Last year, Anheuser-Busch was awarded a top score of 100 for LGBTQ equity by the Human Rights Campaign – described as having a "leading role in Democratic Party politics and left-leaning activism" by InfluenceWatch.
However, Human Rights Campaign rescinded Anheuser-Busch's perfect score for not standing up for Mulvaney during the Bud Light debacle.
USA Today reported, "The Human Rights Campaign informed the Bud Light maker that it has suspended its Corporate Equality Index score – a tool that scores companies on their policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer employees."
The HRC claims that Anheuser-Busch did not adequately champion Mulvaney following the backlash of the transgender influencer promoting Bud Light on Instagram in April.
“When we saw the company working with Dylan, that was a good sign. It was a sign of inclusion,” Jay Brown, SVP of programs, research, and training at HRC, told CNN. “What we were really disturbed by was the company’s reaction once the backlash started happening.”
Brown previously declared that Anheuser-Busch's actions "demonstrate a profound lack of fortitude in upholding its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
The Anheuser-Busch CEO delivered a milquetoast response to the controversy – thus angering conservatives and progressives in the process.
Bud Light and other Anheuser-Busch products have seen sales diminish following the marketing faux pas.
HRC is reportedly demanding that Anheuser-Busch address and rectify the situation, otherwise the LGBTQ organization will consider reducing the beermaker's perfect equity score.
In 2022, there were reportedly 842 businesses that earned 100% scores on HRC's Corporate Equality Index.
HRC bills its CEI as "the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees."
This isn't the first backlash that Anheuser-Busch has faced from the left in response to the Bud Light controversy.
Earlier this month, gay bars in Chicago announced that they would boycott Anheuser-Busch products because the beer company did not sufficiently support the transgender TikTok star and creator of the "Days of Girlhood" series.
Left-wing Daily Beast described HRC's criteria as "nebulous, arbitrary, and excessive in their valuations."
The Human Rights Campaign has reportedly received millions from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
The Human Rights Campaign is aligned heavily with the Democratic Party.
In July 2017, the HRC announced, "In Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada, HRC will make an especially strong, early push to organize against the Trump-Pence agenda and support pro-equality candidates in coming elections."
The HRC boasts on its website, "Together, we elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, won the Georgia runoffs and achieved pro-equality majorities in the House and Senate. Now we’re going to pass the Equality Act through Congress and ensure protections for LGBTQ+ people nationwide."
In April 2022, Glenn Beck presented a special exposing the trail of dark money to and from the Human Rights Campaign in an effort to wage a war on gender.
The Dark Money Network Funding the War on Gender | Glenn TV | Ep 190www.youtube.com
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