Kid Rock has been spotted drinking Bud Light at a live performance, mere months after the musician shot up cases of the beer with an assault rifle in his transphobic rant towards influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
In photos obtained by TMZ on Thursday (17 August), Kid Rock was pictured drinking a can of Bud Light beer at a Colt Ford live performance in Nashville, Tennessee. In April, the rocker-rapper posted a video of himself shooting three cases of the Anheuser-Busch beer with an AR-15 gun, as he declared: “F*** Bud Light and f*** Anheuser-Busch” whereas sporting a MAGA hat.
The video got here in response to transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney’s sponsorship with the beer firm, who despatched her a can of Bud Light together with her face on it to advertise Bud Light’s March Insanity contest. The partnership immediately obtained backlash from conservative politicians and celebrities, whereas others referred to as for a boycott of the beer firm.
It didn’t take lengthy for social media customers to criticise Kid Rock – whose actual title is Robert James Ritchie – as a “hypocrite” for drinking Bud Light after voicing his outrage over the model simply 4 months in the past.
“Who would have guessed that he’s a large hypocrite??” one particular person tweeted in response to the images.
“I’m shocked to study that Kid Rock is definitely not tremendous principled,” one other particular person wrote.
“Kid Rock has gone woke,” a 3rd person tweeted, as another person replied: “Shut down the web. It’s not getting funnier than this.”
This isn’t the primary time Kid Rock has been referred to as out on-line since posting his anti-trans video again in April. Shortly after, an outdated photograph surfaced of the “Satan With no Trigger” singer drinking a Bud Light subsequent to legendary drag queen, Wanda.
“Kid Rock chilling with legendary drag queen Wanda in 2003, drinking Bud Light, when he was vaguely related and didn’t must shoot beer cans to show he’s a whole and utter t***,” one particular person tweeted on the time.
“There’s all the time receipts! Right here now we have Kid Rock having fun with a bud gentle subsequent to a drag queen. It didn’t trouble him again then,” added former West Virginia senator Richard N Ojeda. “Yeah that’s proper… he’s now making an attempt to remain related so he spews pretend outrage. But when it didn’t trouble him then, it doesn’t actually trouble him now.”
In the meantime, SiriusXM host Howard Stern condemned Kid Rock’s transphobic rant, as he defined his confusion as to why “somebody would care a lot” about Mulvaney’s partnership with the Anheuser-Busch model.
“I want I might name Kid Rock and have him come on the present and simply inform me: ‘Why are you so upset about this? How is it hurtful?’ I don’t know why he received so upset,” he mentioned on The Howard Stern Present. “Kid Rock, I do know him. He’s received an ideal life. He transitioned from some child in Michigan to a rock celebrity! I’m actually dumbfounded by why somebody would care a lot that they’d blow up a can of Bud Light and say: ‘F*** Anheuser-Busch.’ I don’t get it.”
Anheuser-Busch, the producer of Budweiser beers, issued an announcement on the time in response to the conservative boycott, saying that it “by no means meant to be a part of a dialogue that divides folks”.
“We have now hundreds of companions, thousands and thousands of followers and a proud historical past supporting our communities, navy, first responders, sports activities followers and hard-working People in every single place,” mentioned CEO Brendan Whitworth. “We by no means meant to be a part of a dialogue that divides folks. We’re within the enterprise of bringing folks collectively over a beer.”