After Ripping Trump During Super Bowl, The King Of Beers Has Been DETHRONED!
I have never been much of a beer drinker, but I have out of strict politeness, had a couple at gatherings of family and friends. So to say that I know what I like when I do have a beer would be a fair assessment.
I never did like Buwdeiser. It had this taste that made you feel like you had failed somehow. It is one of those products that proves true the saying, “just because McDonald’s sells the most hamburgers doesn’t mean they make the best one.”
Though most people view sports as an escape from politics, politics has nevertheless become increasingly more prevalent in sports these days, with players, teams and leagues making political statements of one sort or another, as well as prominent advertisers. Some viewers noticed that there were a few less-than-subtle commercials with political overtones during the broadcast of the Super Bowl LI.
One of them was an ad by Budweiser depicting the dramatized immigration story of the brewery’s co-founder, Adolphus Busch, with just a bit of creative license to really drive home the pro-immigrant message.
To say that the ad didn’t sit well with supporters of President Donald Trump would be an understatement, according to U.S. News & World Report — especially since its public release came just days after Trump issued a controversial executive order temporarily suspending immigration from a handful of exceptionally dangerous nations.
Now, it’s started a boycott of the once-venerable brand itself, according to The Washington Times.
According to The Washington Times, one of the individuals behind the push to boycott Budweiser for the commercial that portrayed American citizens as spiteful anti-immigrant people is a small American brewer who wants consumers to switch from Bud to an “anti-globalist beer.”
“Budweiser stepped in it big time when it inserted the immigration debate into its 60-second Super Bowl commercial, ‘Born the Hard Way,’” said William Kelly of Citizen Kelly’s Irish Ale in a news release. “The spot reveals a dramatized — and apparently fabricated — account of co-founder Adolphus Busch’s journey to America.”
“Budweiser’s insertion of politics into America’s pastime was a high-risk move that has alienated former Budweiser fans, leaving them on the hunt for an authentic American beer,” Kelly added.
Instead of Budweiser or any other beverage from the Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev corporation, Kelly suggests American beer-drinkers check out MillerCoors or Yuengling brews, as the owners of both openly supported Trump’s campaign for the presidency.