Country music star Riley Green changes ‘Bud Light’ lyric and the crowd goes wild
The country singer is the latest name to get involved in the Bud Light debate.
It looks as though Riley Green is moving on from Bud Light as the fallout from their ad campaign with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney continues.
Crowd cheers Green after lyrics change
The 34-year-old performed at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Friday, and he was greeted with cheers when he changed the lyrics to his 2019 hit ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’.
Rather than singing “And coolers never run out of cold Bud Light”, Green sang: “And coolers never run out of cold Coors Light.”
The lyrics change has since gone viral, with fans in attendance cheering after hearing the change in person.
Green joins other music stars like Travis Tritt and Kid Rock in slamming Bud Light for its partnership with Mulvaney.
Tritt vowed to have all beverage brands owned by Anheuser-Busch removed from his summer tour, though he performed at the Two Step Inn festival over the weekend, which included Busch Light, another Anheuser-Busch brand, as a major partner.
As for Rock, he shot multiple cases of Bud Light in a video posted to social media. He posed with a can of Happy Dad seltzer at UFC 287 earlier in April, though the brand has previously partnered with transgender reality star Caitlyn Jenner.
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Budweiser even unveiled a new ad campaign which features its iconic Clydesdale horses as the company looks to move past the backlash.
It all stems from the company’s partnership with Mulvaney, a TikTok star with over 10 million followers, after she posted a video promoting the Bud Light’s March Madness contest which gave customers the chance to win $15,000.
Anheuser-Busch also sent the influencer a can with her likeness to commemorate one year since she transitioned genders.
The campaign sparked calls for boycotts of the iconic brand, with Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth issuing a statement last Friday in which he said the company never intended to divide people.
“We have thousands of partners, millions of fans and a proud history supporting our communities, military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans everywhere,” said Whitworth.
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people. We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”