US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks with attendees of AmericaFest 2021 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.Photo: Gage Skidmore
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) yesterday attacked three different big brands for their LGBTQ+ marketing campaigns: Nike, Budweiser and Jack Daniels, just as the right completely loses its mind over Bud Light announcing a partnership with the TikTok trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
“Never hire a man for a woman’s job,” Greene wrote, confusing Mulvaney and sharing a video of Mulvaney announcing his new partnership with Nike. In the video, Mulvaney dances geekly – like we do on TikTok – while wearing Nike leggings.
The right has spent the week railing against Bud Light for its partnership with Mulvaney, which involved sending him a personalized beer can with his face on it to celebrate her first year of authentic life since announcing her transition.
The rage culminated earlier this week when the conservative musician Kid Rock fired four cases of Bud Light with a semi-automatic rifle saying “F**k Bud Light and f**k Anheuser Busch”, referring to the company that owns Bud Light.
Country music singer Travis Tritt tweeted last night that he will “remove all Anheuser-Busch products from my tour host pilot”. From his personal account, Greene retweeted the promise to cancel a company on a TikTok video.
Twitt went on to say that other musicians “removing Anheuser-Busch products” won’t say they do so publicly for “fear of being ridiculed and cancelled”, implying that being “cancelled” is a bad thing. , unlike “delete”, which is a good thing. This, despite very proud and public outrage from conservatives over, yet again, a TikTok video that showed a personalized beer can.
“God bless you,” Greene told Tritt.
Greene’s distaste for any disgusting LGBTQ+ imagery associated with big brands continued when Tritt tweeted out a Jack Daniel’s ad. The ad showed three RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants – Trinity the Tuck, Bebe Zahara Benet and Manila Luzon – announcing “the brand’s first-ever reality series, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Presents Drag Queen Summer Glamp“…in 2021.
“All American Jack Daniels drinkers should take note,” Tritt tweeted, as if any appearance of Ru Girls in a commercial for a company made their whiskey too gay to drink. He didn’t say why it took him two years to even notice the ad campaign, which was named “one of Pride’s best campaigns of 2021” by LGBTQ+ organization GLAAD.
“Noted,” Greene replied.
Big brands have been marketing to LGBTQ+ consumers for years, usually going unnoticed as they target their ads to reach specific audience segments. Many people in Greene’s responses pointed out that if she were to “remove” every brand that ever advertised LGBTQ+-specific, she might end up with many products that are still uncontaminated. by homosexuality that she can safely consume.