In an interview with the Daily Mail, transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who recently announced her partnership with Bud Light, addressed the backlash she has faced and confidently stated that she is “thriving” despite it all.
Mulvaney, who has gained over 10.8 million followers on TikTok during the pandemic, was spotted outside a film studio in Hollywood.
When asked about the recent unrest and whether transgender influencers are “the future,” Mulvaney responded with a resounding “yes.”
The brief interaction with the paparazzi captured Mulvaney answering questions while looking down at her phone and ultimately putting it to her ear to indicate the end of the conversation.
This marked the second time in a few days that Mulvaney was seen out and about in Beverly Hills, where she now resides, after the announcement of her partnership with Bud Light.
On Sunday, she was spotted picking up a prescription and an Amazon Prime package, wearing a Burberry suit paired with Doc Marten’s boots and a baker boy cap.
Despite the controversy surrounding her partnership with the beer brand, Mulvaney seemed unfazed, confidently stating that she is “doing great” and asserting that “life is good.”
The controversy surrounding Mulvaney’s partnership with Bud Light began just over a week ago when the brand sent her custom-made cans, which she promoted in a series of posts on social media.
In a video featuring a naked Mulvaney in a bathtub drinking Bud Light, she discussed March Madness and promoted a contest involving the basketball tournament, using the hashtag “#budlightpartner” and referring to the cans as her “most prized possession.”
However, the spot quickly drew criticism, with most of the backlash directed towards Bud Light, and Alissa Gordon Heinerscheid, the marketing boss hired to revamp the brand’s image, facing the brunt of the criticism.
Heinerscheid, who had previously vowed to lead an inclusivity revolution at Bud Light and shift its “fratty” image, explained in interviews that the brand needed to evolve and elevate to attract young drinkers and have a future.
She emphasized the importance of inclusivity, representation, and depicting real people and real places in the brand’s campaigns.
Mulvaney, with her large following on TikTok, was seen as a reflection of this new approach, but the partnership received mixed reactions, with some conservative beer-drinkers, including Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, and John Rich, publicly boycotting the brand.
Despite the backlash, Mulvaney remains positive and confident, stating that she is “thriving” and unbothered by the criticism. She continues to make public appearances, dressed in fashionable outfits, and maintaining her presence on social media. Mulvaney’s rise to fame during the pandemic on TikTok with her “days of girlhood” series has made her a prominent figure in the LGBTQ+ community and an advocate for transgender rights.
She has used her platform to raise awareness and promote inclusivity, and despite the recent controversy, she remains committed to her passion for advocating for her community.