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Top podcaster Joe Rogan admitted that he doesn’t understand the backlash from conservatives against Anheuser-Busch, the owner of Bud Light, after the brand partnered with controversial far-left trans activist Dylan Mulvaney.
Rogan argued that Bud Light is simply trying to expand by placing the activist’s face on cans. He said it’s “funny” that people are “super outraged.”
Speaking to comedian Sam Tallent, the pair opened cans of Bud Light and began to drink.
Rogan did not close whether or not his $200 million contract from Spotify includes any marketing dollars from Anheuser-Busch, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it did.
Rogan said, “Like — what they’re doing is just spreading the brand to an extra group of people. Why — If something is good, do you give a f*** who’s got it?”
“Like, would we do this with cheesecake?” he continued. “Like, you know what I’m saying? Like, if there was like a bomb-a** cheesecake and all of a sudden, you know, some radical group like Antifa really got into the cheesecake. We would be like, ‘F*** this.’”
“And if the Cheesecake Factory sent Antifa a cheesecake, you know, ‘for 10 more years of chaos,’ you know, like celebratory,” he added.
At the same time, Rogan mentioned that he liked Kid Rock’s response to shooting a bunch of Bud Light cans.
“But on the other hand I love Kid Rock’s video,” Rogan said. “Because I love that kind of thinking,”
“Not even that I agree with it? I like wild people. I like a dude who takes a machine gun to a stack of Bud Lights and is like, ‘F*** Anheuser-Busch!’” Rogan said.
“But I mean, where’s he gonna go now? You gonna go to Coors?” he continued. “Don’t they all support like LBGTQ+AI, whatever the hell else they’re attaching to it, issues?”
“How is that the big deal?” Rogan said. “I think it’s goofy. Because I think that person’s goofy. But if you want to hire a goofy person, like, who gives a s***? It’s kind of hilarious. It was also just a can with that person’s face on it. That’s all it was. It wasn’t like something they were selling.”