Bud Light Finally Breaks Radio Silence On Twitter With “TGIF?”, Prompting Hilarious New “TGIF” Takes Like “That Guy Isn’t Female”
Beer lovers may be having a hard time finding a non-woke alternative, but it seems that there really is one
Anheuser-Busch (AB) brand Bud Light made the jaw-droppingly stupid move of naming their (European-owned) all-American beer spokesgirl a man. Boycotts ensued, along with a ludicrously tone-deaf non-apology apology from the CEO.
Perhaps hoping to ride out the self-inflicted storm, the AB social media accounts, including Bud Light’s, went dark for the week.
Bud Light goes silent on social media after Dylan Mulvaney partnership https://t.co/1MFDyFWcPm pic.twitter.com/nqsTDb2e54
— New York Post (@nypost) April 10, 2023
On Friday, they broke their radio silence with the tepid “TGIF?” tweet that has taken social media by storm.
The querulous nature of the first tweet since the backlash inspired many people to respond with new “TGIF” takes. They are pretty hilarious, but the winner seems to be “That Guy Isn’t Female.”
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) April 15, 2023
— Joker (@BachelorJoker) April 14, 2023
Thank God I’m Fixed?
— Ron Bassilian (@Ron4California) April 15, 2023
Trans Gender Is Fiscally irresponsible?
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) April 15, 2023
“Thank God I’m Fired”
– Buds social media manager
— Tyler Fischer (@TyTheFisch) April 14, 2023
Trans Guy Is Fired?
— Raheem. (@RaheemKassam) April 15, 2023
The best acronym for TGIF in this situation wins absolutely nothing…
TGIF+ https://t.co/qOG8kQPnMS pic.twitter.com/9rIEqgwuTz
— Red Voice Media (@redvoicenews) April 15, 2023
"Thank God it's Flamboyant" pic.twitter.com/Wg1ShamNeb
— It’s Sowell Goodman!! (@BettrCallSowell) April 15, 2023
Beer lovers may be having a hard time finding a non-woke alternative, but it seems that there really is one:
Your boss literally said she didn't want my business.
Yuengling is great. And proud America First supporters! https://t.co/AFvHfym8nj
— NC Scout (@Brushbeater) April 15, 2023
Yuengling is made right here in America, owned by Americans, and was subject of a leftist boycott after its owner expressed support for Trump in 2016.
CBS News reported at the time (archive link):
Most fans of American lagers hold Yuengling in high regard. Aside from its distinctive taste, Yuengling is beloved for being America’s oldest operating brewery. It’s been family-owned for generations, and it’s produced entirely in the states of Pennsylvania and Florida.
This week, however, something happened that is dividing beer drinkers across the country: Yuengling’s owner, Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr., publicly endorsed Donald Trump for president.
. . . . In protest, LGBT bars across Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. have begun yanking Yuengling from their shelves and canceling future orders. In a political climate like the one we’re in today, backing a presidential candidate — even when you’re a beloved beer company — can brew quite the backlash.
AB screwed the pooch on this one, but maybe Yuengling will reap the rewards?
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The level of defiant arrogance is just off the charts.
How could they POSSIBLY believe that the ludicrous ‘statement’ (which was nothing but a wishy-washy mishmash of random platitudes that ‘stated’ nothing) would magically put this issue to rest and they could just casually go back to business as usual?
It’s literally the worst possible thing the company could have done, and just try and pretend nothing has happened and everything is normal.
It’s pissing off BOTH sides – the left is angry that they aren’t engaging in a full throated defense of TRANS RIGHTS and screaming about the hateful evil bigots, and the right is angry that they shoved this lunatic twink in their faces and have yet to publicly admit that it was a mistake.
God, these people are SO FREAKING BAD AT THIS.
Wanna bet a lawyer wrote that statement?
Anheuser-Busch CEO Behind Failed Bud Light ‘Apology’ Is A Former CIA Spy Handler
He’s a Harvard Business School grad, that is ALL you need to know. They are the most arrogant pricks on the planet.
And not very bright, when you get right down to it.
Damage control PR company.
This and That walk into a pub….Barkeep sez Bud Light?….This and That both say “Oh your one of THEM!!!!”
That Girl Is Fraudulent
This Grog Is Fetid
or, for AOC and her Crocs…
Toes Go In First
Hehe (or SheShe?).
SheShe la femme?
A few years back I coined the name “he, she, it” to use on a local blog. We eventually shortened it up to just “heshit” and everyone seemed satisfied with that correction. And knew what it meant.
Every time I see that horribly mentally ill creature’s face on the web I just about want to throw up. In my youth a couple of nice officers would have given a character like Mulvaney a ride to the nearest mental facility. Now they are glorified all over the country. Has America lost it’s mind or what? Why are we glorifying mentally ill lunatics like this creature? I would not mind if AB went totally out of business after this terrible crime against the American people that they let their mentally ill VP commit.
Praising anyone who is mentally ill is as wrong as it gets!
Not a beer drinker… I always assumed Yuengling was a Chinese beer. 😖
Now’s a good time to start drinking.
Oh, I drink other stuff… but beer has always tasted nauseating to me. My kids are the same way, though my wife enjoys beer. I have to assume it’s a genetic thing, like the gene that makes cilantro/coriander taste like soap to many people. Don’t know where I got it, because both my parents had no problems with beer.
Most beer available in the US is swill. I used to drink the occasional Anchor Steam Beer and found it good.
In about 1970, one of the breweries put a very cheap beer on the market. King Snedley’s! The radio commercials told us to buy King Snedley’s. “Look for the Royal Family on the can!” King Snedley. The Good Queen Loosley, and a prince and princess that were even more inbred than a real royal family. The surprising thing: it really wasn’t bad at all, and I had already experience English beer in England, so knew what a proper beer could be.
Today, if I encounter one of those micro-brewery / tavern kind of places, I will order wheat beer. I am quite fond of it.
I make my own whenever I have the chance. It costs about half of what buying it in the store does and you can buy kits to make anything you want or you can develop your own recipe and buy all the grains and hops you need to make it suit you. I make a pale ale that tastes pretty good to me. A good friend, also a bank director, and not ashamed of saving money has made his own all his adult life. He makes it with honey instead of regular sugar. He calls it “honey lager” and it is not bad. The homemade beers are carbonated naturally and it takes about 6 wks where as the commercial beers are carbonated with CO2 and it does not have the same taste.
I can enjoy a beer or two – but it triggers my allergies. White wines also. Mostly I enjoy red wine – Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Petit Syrah, Zinfandel. Canadian blend whiskey is also a fave. I was glad when my heart doc told my tea-totaling wife red wine was recommended once a day after my stent. And dark chocolate.
On genetics and taste – my dad absolutely hated anything with sour cream or cottage cheese – claiming it tastes like bile. My wife’s brother has the same thing. Naturally, they get fed a lot of it in casseroles and wherever else the cooks can squeeze in a dollop of the stuff. 😉
I tried to like it but … yeah, it’s a no from me.
Yuengling sounds like the name of one of those giant pandas they got over there.
Like the Gov of Virginia?
Yuengling is a very good domestic. There are lots of alternatives to Bud but AB is much more than Budweiser To make any boycott of AB count then you gotta refuse all their brands; Michelob, Rolling Rock and on and on.
Hey screw you, I was drinking Yuengling before it went mainstream!
Seriously, that’s what my buddies and I drank in college back in ~2006
My frat was into kegs of Miller Lite in the early 90’s ($39 ea back then) and I was a cheapskate, still am but my Dad turned me onto Yuengling. When I hit the real-world I was fortunate that a few small breweries had opened locally. Then I went back into the Army post 9/11 and spent a decade assigned to if not always in Germany; lots of time in the sandbox and back to the States for Army schools. I got spoiled on the many very good German beer offerings when there but believe it or not missed every Octoberfest; either deployed, in US for schools or in the field training to deploy. Don’t drink anymore so I can’t really help with the boycott.
I’ve been drinking Yuengling now for years, basically because it tastes good. Knew they were America’s oldest brewery, but didn’t know they supported Trump. Time to stock up!
Bud Light is swill. Yuengling is at least drinkable. I like Sam Adams better, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they had dabbled in wokeness at some point. Their Winter Lager is good.
Ugh, their Winter Lager is horrible.
It’s all about the Octoberfest.
I switched to Yuengling when they quit making Pete’s Wicked Ale (that was some good beer!). I’m not a huge beer drinker, but every once in while, I do enjoy one (or two).
I no longer drink beer, but I did have a Yuengling today out of solidarity with an American brewer
I love their lager. I want to try their Black and Tan, but they don’t sell it around here.
Always look forward to the FIRST bottle of Summer Ale.
Doesn’t Bud have to renounce its old marketing slogan “King of Beers”?
They sell more beer than anyone in the World and all their beers suck
Queen of Beers?
Yuengling is decent and better than the AB brands. Been drinking it for years.
It’s hard to find decent brands that aren’t part of the large woke conglomerates.
This is a good one to support.
don’t drink beer anymore but when was so inclined preferred dark beers
negro modelo, beck’s dark, guinness
I like Coors Light. The mountains turn blue, so you know it is cold.
Donald Trump Jr. says this must end. It must be pretty bad if the Bud people were forced to call in a favor.
Even Trump supporters don’t give one single flying **** what Junior wants.
Don Jr stated AB donated more to the Republicans than Democrats so we need to end the boycott. Someone needs to read the room better.
Yeah. If I were running the party, I wouldn’t want donations from businesses that deal in woke nonsense.
Erdinger Weisbier. Not American but it cannot be beat.
Bud light was my cheap go to beer for the longest time. Stopped drinking it several years ago. Yuengling been my choice cheap beer since the switch. Had one tonight, in fact.
I’ve drunk American beers on occasion, but in general they all suck. If you want to drink beer, it has to be either German or Czech domestic, but not the last couple of days of the local bierfest, because the beer gets greener and lower quality as they run out of aged stock. Export beer is, of course, barely drinkable, but still better then US domestic beerwater.
Foreign beers don’t taste the same in the USA because imported beer is pasteurized.
for the life of me, cannot understand how the brits drink warm beer–was an MG addict for a few years when they came with lucas electronics so have heard all the obligatory lucas jokes–“why do the brits drink warm beer ? they have lucas refrigerators”–“what is lucas’ secret name? the prince of darkness, etc”.–still, warm beer must be an acquired taste–grew-up on lone star and even in longnecks, warm lonestar was puke-worthy
We had a Polish farmer close to us. He always kept beer in the toolbox of his Farmall M tractor. Right behind the engine. Old Style, iirc
“Hot! De only way to drink beer “
In 1969 I was in England and went into several pubs. I never once encountered “warm beer” I encountered COOL beer. By this I mean cool – cold enough to be pleasant, Not 2 deg F above freezing like it is served here.
I think beer here is served COLD to conceal the taste.
Back when we still had regional and local brands, you could find some decent-to-good beers. Even some of the cheap-os like Burgermeister and Brew 102 were superior to the rubbish being pumped out by Beer Incorporated.
Lucas ignition…just a forecast of rain will prevent that horrid MG from starting.
amen–when owned an mg was dating a young lady whose father had to come rescue us three or four times–not the standard “ran out of gas” line but “the damned thing won’t start!” litany familiar to all mg owners–after a few “rescues” would show up at her house and her father would throw me the keys to his ford saying ” i’m not coming to collect y’all anymore. take my damned truck. ”
my own father, after his share of late-night rescues, wondered ” when are you going to get rid of that damned thing and get a real car ? ”
still, was a true love / hate relationship–when it was running well was a helluva lot of fun–otherwise, an oppurtunity to learn the fine art of cursing / pleading with a tempermental machine
I bought a ’77 Fiat Spider as my first car in HS. Had the engine rebuilt, new top and tires put on then installed an FM radio w Cassette! and some speakers. All for less than $2K in the mid 80’s. Used my grass cutting and summer job money. Surprisingly I never ran into any Fix it Again Tony sorts of issues. that supposedly plaque Fiat. Ran great and all the girls in my small town wanted to ride in a convertible…..
I pity you people out in the colonies with no appreciation of what good beer is!
I used to hassle anyone British about how they drank warm, flat piss and then I tried British ale and it was fucking amazing!!
Do yourself a favour, be a man…drink real piss! 😂😂
You have solved a mystery for me, mailman. Now I know that “taking the piss” means “drink a beer” in England.
I’ve gone through phases over the years. I was a Miller fan because it’s what my Dad drank. Then became an Olympia fan when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton. Original Coors was good back then too. Then Strohs when I came back to Florida. Hamm’s was a good beer back in the day. Was a big fan of Busch in the late 80’s through the 90’s. Fast forward to today. I have been drinking Mich Ultra for the past 10 years. No more. Switched to Kirin light (95 calories). Always had it when going out for Sushi. Pushing my golf club to carry it. FJB
Nobody in THIS family buys, or for any other commercial means, supports, fruit-flavored beer. Take that as you will. Don’t give a damn.
That is why it is tough to find. I drank a very strong flavor blueberry beer for a while, until is was no longer available. Most fruit-flavored beers are awful. The flavor is barely detectable – the reason you are drinking it.
Stick a lemon on a glass of wheat beer and it’s good. The rest? No.
I always preferred German dark beers. Found Dos Equis and decided it’s mine.
Although it’s from Mexico, it’s a German beer, brewed by German immigrants.
I’m really surprised White Claw didn’t jump into this – that would have been some 10 pound balls on their brand.
“Made for a woman… but….”
” Made for a women,….but weak enough for today’s trans-man!”
Is he transgender (e.g. homosexual) or trans/social (e.g. transvestite)?
I reckon it has more to do with causing confusion than anything else.
It’s like the line from War Games: “The only way to win is not to play.”
Jameson Irish whiskey, with Yuengling afterburners.
I for one am really getting tired of all of this bullshit. First it was gay marriage gay rights stuffed into my face, then it was “you have a penis and you are guilty” training in DOD, then that morphed into “you are white and it’s all your fault” training and now it the LBGTQC++++++++WHATEVERNEWCOLOR is today training. I’m fucking done with it. No longer DOD either.
I am legally, morally and ethically not required to participate in these people’s mental illness and will not stand for it anymore. It’s a binary choice now, choose good or choose evil.