Matt Walsh from the Daily Wire recently discussed the effectiveness of the Bud Light boycott. He mentioned both the impact on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s stock price and the number of people who have stopped buying their products:
“The only negative here is the possibility that we won’t keep it up and this will just be a blip on the radar screen, and conservatives will just go back to buying Bud Light again. As long as we don’t make that mistake, then this is a big win. You can cut Bud Light out of your life in a second, it requires no effort, and you will be fine. Even if you like that kind of terrible beer, there are other types that are just as cheap.”
Walsh also talked about Dylan Mulvaney, who was chosen as the Left’s mascot for transgenderism. According to Walsh, conservatives cannot make someone un-famous once the Left has decided to elevate them, but they can make them more divisive:“The Left selected Mulvaney as their mascot for transgenderism. He was going to be famous no matter what we did. We can’t make Dylan Mulvaney un-famous. Once the Left has decided to do that with someone, we can’t stop it. We don’t own Hollywood, we don’t own the media. But we can make someone a much more toxic and divisive figure than he otherwise would have been. That’s what we did with Dylan Mulvaney, and it was well deserved.”Conservative commentators like Charlie Kirk and Matt Walsh have suggested singling out companies to boycott and pressure. Walsh proposed this tactic in a two-part post:
“Here’s what we should do: Pick a victim, gang up on it, and make an example of it. We can’t boycott every woke company or even most of them. But we can pick one, it hardly matters which, and target it with a ruthless boycott campaign. Claim one scalp then move on to the next. The problem is that many conservatives don’t have the stomach or attention span for this. And our political “leaders” are almost completely useless. There is a way to win real victories. We just need a little grit and a little follow-through.”Kirk agreed and suggested starting with Budweiser, which has been owned by a Dutch multinational since 2008. Despite the unsuccessful NFL boycott, many conservatives seem to be sticking to the Anheuser-Busch boycott. For example, John Rich, owner of Redneck Riviera, reported that Bud Light used to be the most popular beer at his establishment, but customers stopped ordering it after the Mulvaney announcement. Rich believes in capitalism and the power of consumer choice:
“I think the customers decide. Customers are king. Our number one selling beer up until a few days ago was, guess what? Bud Light. That was the number one beer. We got cases and cases and cases of it sitting back there. But in the past several days, you’re hard-pressed to find anyone ordering one. So as a business owner, I go, ‘Hey, if you aren’t ordering it, we got to put something else in here.’ At the end of the day, that’s capitalism. Right, Tucker? That’s how it works.”He also noted that people are now seeking out other American-owned brands to support.