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Bud Light has faced a wave of negative public sentiment in the wake of its ill-advised move to enlist transgender figure Dylan Mulvaney to promote the beverage, but years ago, the beer brand actually had ads that jokingly featured cross-dressing men.
In one ad, cross dressing men pretend to be women so they can compete in a women's pool competition where the first place prize is Bud Light beer.
Bud Light - Pool Table (1995)www.youtube.com
In another ad, men show up at a bar dressed as women and speak in high pitched voices, apparently in a bid to score Bud Lights on ladies night while there's a special on the drink.
Bud Light - Ladies Night (1993)www.youtube.com
And in another ad, famous comedian Don Rickles offers to buy a someone a Bud Light, only to have that person turn around and reveal himself to be a cross-dressing man with a mustasche.
Amid the public backlash related to Dylan Mulvaney, Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issued a statement last week in which he said that the company "never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people." But when Bud Light posted a tweet last week, that tweet was majorly ratioed as people pounced on the woke company.
Nike has absurdly had Mulvaney, a biological male, advertise a bra and leggings.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure on Thursday that would help protect female sports from biological men who identify as women, but zero House Democrats voted in favor of passage. The measure would need to clear the Senate in order to reach President Joe Biden, and the president intends to veto it if it arrives at his desk.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.