Kid Rock is taking a stand, y’all! He just will not abide… the existence of trans people we guess?
The Bawitdaba singer is incensed that a trans woman would be acknowledged — in any way, we guess, but particularly by a beer company. See, over the weekend Dylan Mulvaney — known for her TikTok series “365 Days of Girlhood” celebrating and documenting her transition — revealed another vid from her partnership with Bud Light!
It was an AH-Mazing gesture for them to partner with her, and make a cute custom can, showing their brand is for everyone.
But that’s not OK with a lot of right-wing pundits, who — let’s be honest — cannot stand the existence of LGBTQ+ folks generally. But trans folks really get their blood boiling. Across social media, they purposely misgendered her, blasted “woke” culture of course, and even called Bud Light a “groomer” company. More on that little not-so-fun fact later.
Despite this, a spokesperson for the company told Fox News:
“Anheuser-Busch works with hundreds of influencers across our brands as one of many ways to authentically connect with audiences across various demographics and passion points. From time to time, we produce unique commemorative cans for fans and for brand influencers, like Dylan Mulvaney. This commemorative can was a gift to celebrate a personal milestone and is not for sale to the general public.”
Kid Rock, probably known better now for being one of the illustrious celebrities who supports Donald Trump than for anything talent-related, took to his own Twitter this week to do his own little protest. He said to camera:
“Grandpa’s feeling a little frisky today. Let me say something to all of you and be as clear and concise as possible.”
Then he let his submachine gun do the talking, turning and firing off a bunch of rounds into some cases of Bud Light before turning back and saying:
“F**k Bud Light and f**k Anheuser-Busch!”
— KidRock (@KidRock) April 4, 2023
It’s such a gross thing to protest, just a person’s existence. But it’s particularly egregious coming from this guy.
Need we remind you, before he starts in with the “groomer” talk, that Kid actually was into kids… according to his lyrics in a children’s movie song anyway! Like many on the internet, we just learned last year that the lyrics for his track Cool, Daddy Cool from the movie Osmosis Jones included the lyrics:
“On my cell phone I’m paid, G, can’t call me, just page me
Young ladies, young ladies, I like ’em underage see
Some say that’s statutory, But I say it’s mandatory”
Yeah… “I like ’em underage.” What a morally upright person to be judging others…
We would also note, once again, that these conservative pundits just keep attacking the LGBT community as “groomers” — implying we’re all a bunch of pedos — while all of the actual crimes are being conducted by Sex-with-student-husband-finds-evidence-ipad/”>teachers, athletics coaches, politicians, and of course youth pastors. Seriously, just by sheer volume we should be outlawing Sunday School before we even look at drag shows or trans influencers.
The truth is, there are lots of creeps out there (some of whom are pop stars). But the “groomer” label is only thrown at LGBT folks for one reason only: bigotry. And we’re sick of it from anyone. But the last person who gets to say s**t about it is Kid f**kin’ Rock. Hope that was clear and concise enough for everyone.
[Image via Kid Rock/Twitter/Dylan Mulvaney/Instagram/WENN.]