Riley Gaines calls for Eventbrite to receive ‘the Bud Light treatment’ for canceling her event

Athlete and activist Riley Gaines has called for people to give Eventbrite, an online platform allowing users to host and schedule events, the “Bud Light treatment” after the platform removed an event she was hosting.

Gaines shared a screenshot of a message she received from Eventbrite, which informed her that an event she intended to host, titled “Protecting Women’s Sports with Riley Gaines,” had been unpublished due to the event violating the platform’s Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. Eventbrite specified that it does not allow events that discriminate against people for a variety of reasons, including “gender identity” and “sexual orientation,” the message read.

“I love all the people in my comments saying they’ve deleted their Eventbrite account,” Gaines wrote on social media. “Give ’em the Bud Light treatment Newsflash: being a woman and advocating for such isn’t a hate crime.”

Comments on Eventbrite’s social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and X, which used to be known as Twitter, have been turned off.

Some people noted that while Gaines’s event had been removed from Eventbrite, the platform had not removed other events in support of Hamas, the terrorist group that recently attacked Israel. When Outkick asked about why such events were not removed, Eventbrite did not provide an answer but did remove the events supporting Hamas.

In the wake of Eventbrite removing Gaines’s event, Gaines has received the support of multiple notable conservatives, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who stated that people in the United States need to “stop giving money to woke corporations that hate them.”

“Eventbrite’s idiotic policies allow pro-Hamas rallies but ban people who hold the radical belief that women exist,” Cruz wrote on social media. “They should get the FULL Bud Light treatment.”Gaines’s and Cruz’s reference to Bud Light comes after the iconic beer brand has undergone financial woes throughout most of 2023 after the brand did a partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney. Since then, many conservatives have called for a boycott of the beer, along with its parent company Anheuser-Busch, which reported in August a near-$400 million loss in its second quarter.



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