Country music star John Rich, who is one of the only openly conservative stars in entertainment today, is speaking out to criticize “woke culture” in a new interview.
John Rich and Travis Tritt join Bud Light boycott after partnership with Dylan Mulvaney pic.twitter.com/r6DZ1IuHq4
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Rich Torches ‘Woke Cultue’
Rich, 49, opened up to FoxNews why he decided to drop Bud Light from his Redneck Riviera brand of whiskey and his bar in Nashville, Tennessee, following the brand’s association with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney for an advertising campaign.
“I think people are finally getting tired of the woke culture that’s right in front of them like a megaphone every time they turn around,” he explained. “You know, at the end of a hard day’s work, you want to have a cold beer. It’s like your reward for working hard all day.
“The last thing any man or woman wants is for culture to be slammed in their face. They just don’t want that,” he continued. “So they rejected it, rejected it wholeheartedly, and we moved on to other beers.”
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The country star has new music on the horizon after deciding to remove Bud Light from his Nashville bar following the company’s partnership with Dylan Mulvaney.
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Rich doesn’t regret giving up on Bud Light
Rich went on to say that he hasn’t lost “a penny of business” since removing Bud Light from his bar.
“I think the majority of people, whether they’re left, right, or whatever, care about their family,” he said. “I think they respect our soldiers. I think they love, appreciate and cherish their freedom.
“I think most people don’t like what they see happening in the country,” Rich added. “That’s backed up by polls that 82% of Americans think we’re headed in the wrong direction right now. 82% of Americans disagree about what kind of ice cream they like, but they agree that they don’t like what’s going on in the country right now.
“Until a few days ago, our best-selling beer was Bud Light. Guess what? Now we have cases and cases and cases of it in the back room.”
–John Rich (singer and songwriter) on unsold cases of BudLight in his Nashville bar. 🤣
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Rich remains puzzled as to why Bud Light decided to “make people choose sides” with its Mulvaney ad campaign.
“I think one of the coolest things about a nice cold beer is you can be standing in a bar, and you’re drinking a Bud Light and the guy downstairs from the bar next to you – who doesn’t nothing like you and you’re pretty sure you wouldn’t agree on everything – that’s also drinking a Bud Light,” he said. “There’s a commonality going on at the bar.”
“They made it a political and social issue about the beer you drink, and I think that’s a sad statement about our country right now,” he continued. “But hey, it’s their money. It is their mark. They can market it however they want, but the Americans reacted very strongly. »
John Rich called distributor Anheuser Bush to collect 160 cases of Bud Light from his bar in Nashville because no one is buying it… pic.twitter.com/bsbvVMJvFz
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Bud Light Losses
In the weeks following Bud Light’s association with Mulvaney, its parent company Anheuser-Busch lost billions in market value and suffered a 25% drop in sales, according to Daily Mail. In a previous interview, Rich dropped Bud Light following this scandal.
“Customers aren’t going to order it,” Rich said. FoxNews in another interview. “I’m not going to store it. We only have a limited area. I have a limited bar. It’s like… I have to put beer, whiskey and vodkas here that people want to buy and want to support… And bro, I can tell you right now, that’s a vicious attitude towards Bud Light.
John Rich recounts how Bud Light sales plummeted at his Nashville bar after the beer company recruited Dylan Mulvaney. pic.twitter.com/hLPuZFa4dJ
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It’s safe to say that Bud Light has learned the hard way that when you wake up, you also go broke. We commend Rich for speaking out to reveal that the silent majority of Americans are tired of the “woke culture” that has been imposed on us for years!
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