Dylan Mulvaney says it’d be 'epic' to do Super Bowl beer ad one day

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By James Kay

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Dylan Mulvaney has said that it would be "epic" to be involved in a beer ad during the Super Bowl one day, just months after the controversy surrounding her involvement with Bud Light.

The controversy surrounding Mulvaney erupted in April when Anheuser-Busch sent her a Bud Light beer can featuring her face to commemorate her 365th day of girlhood, a popular TikTok series she initiated about her transition.

After sharing the Bud Light can with her social media followers, outraged conservatives launched a boycott against Mulvaney and the brand, resulting in a significant drop in Bud Light sales.

Modelo Especial dethroned Bud Light as the nation's top-selling beer, according to data from NielsenIQ published last month.

Earlier this year, Mulvaney criticized Bud Light for not supporting her when she was being subjected to immense online hate due to the partnership.

See Mulvaney's statement about Bud Light below:

"I was waiting for the brand to reach out to me, but they never did," she told her Instagram followers.

Mulvaney added: "For a company to hire a trans person and then to not publicly stand by them is worse, in my opinion, than not hiring a trans person at all because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and hateful as they want. And the hate doesn't end with me - it has serious and grave consequences for the rest of our community. And we're customers, too."

She has since sat down with The Cut where she opened up about the months that followed her involvement with Bud Light, and what she'd like to do moving forward.

The 26-year-old acknowledged that the fallout from the Bud Light debacle served as a "huge wake-up call" for her.

"Maybe it'd be epic... if in like 10 years I got to do a beer commercial for a Super Bowl," she said.

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Mulvaney was the victim of intense online hate following the partnership with Bud Light. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

Discussing the previous few months, Mulvaney admitted that in hindsight she had naivety about the challenges of being a trans woman in the public eye.

"I think that some trans elders probably looked at me this last year and were like, 'B****. You have so far to go.' I think they probably saw what has happened to me these last few months coming," Mulvaney said. "This was a good wake-up call for me. Now I'm a more realistic person."

"I think hopefully years from now we'll look back on this time period and be like, 'What the f*** was that?'" Mulvaney told the magazine. She now believes she could eventually win over some of her detractors with her charm.

"I don't like taking myself too seriously. I want to be the funny one," she said, expressing her desire to move forward after the controversy.

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Mulvaney has expressed a desire to do more beer ads. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Mulvaney went on: "I don't want to be the one that's scared, the one who's controversial - that word, controversial, drives me f***ing insane. What really makes me controversial? That I'm trans? That I'm hyperfeminine? That I make jokes? That I overshare? Because I actually like being myself or that, God forbid, I'm happy?

"Maybe that's what makes me controversial. I don't think I've actually f***ed up majorly. I think that the world is f***ed up. Cheers to that."

It's good to hear that Mulvaney is putting the events of recent months behind her!

Featured image credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty

Dylan Mulvaney says it’d be 'epic' to do Super Bowl beer ad one day

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Dylan Mulvaney has said that it would be "epic" to be involved in a beer ad during the Super Bowl one day, just months after the controversy surrounding her involvement with Bud Light.

The controversy surrounding Mulvaney erupted in April when Anheuser-Busch sent her a Bud Light beer can featuring her face to commemorate her 365th day of girlhood, a popular TikTok series she initiated about her transition.

After sharing the Bud Light can with her social media followers, outraged conservatives launched a boycott against Mulvaney and the brand, resulting in a significant drop in Bud Light sales.

Modelo Especial dethroned Bud Light as the nation's top-selling beer, according to data from NielsenIQ published last month.

Earlier this year, Mulvaney criticized Bud Light for not supporting her when she was being subjected to immense online hate due to the partnership.

See Mulvaney's statement about Bud Light below:

"I was waiting for the brand to reach out to me, but they never did," she told her Instagram followers.

Mulvaney added: "For a company to hire a trans person and then to not publicly stand by them is worse, in my opinion, than not hiring a trans person at all because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and hateful as they want. And the hate doesn't end with me - it has serious and grave consequences for the rest of our community. And we're customers, too."

She has since sat down with The Cut where she opened up about the months that followed her involvement with Bud Light, and what she'd like to do moving forward.

The 26-year-old acknowledged that the fallout from the Bud Light debacle served as a "huge wake-up call" for her.

"Maybe it'd be epic... if in like 10 years I got to do a beer commercial for a Super Bowl," she said.

wp-image-1263228380 size-full
Mulvaney was the victim of intense online hate following the partnership with Bud Light. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

Discussing the previous few months, Mulvaney admitted that in hindsight she had naivety about the challenges of being a trans woman in the public eye.

"I think that some trans elders probably looked at me this last year and were like, 'B****. You have so far to go.' I think they probably saw what has happened to me these last few months coming," Mulvaney said. "This was a good wake-up call for me. Now I'm a more realistic person."

"I think hopefully years from now we'll look back on this time period and be like, 'What the f*** was that?'" Mulvaney told the magazine. She now believes she could eventually win over some of her detractors with her charm.

"I don't like taking myself too seriously. I want to be the funny one," she said, expressing her desire to move forward after the controversy.

wp-image-1263228381 size-full
Mulvaney has expressed a desire to do more beer ads. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Mulvaney went on: "I don't want to be the one that's scared, the one who's controversial - that word, controversial, drives me f***ing insane. What really makes me controversial? That I'm trans? That I'm hyperfeminine? That I make jokes? That I overshare? Because I actually like being myself or that, God forbid, I'm happy?

"Maybe that's what makes me controversial. I don't think I've actually f***ed up majorly. I think that the world is f***ed up. Cheers to that."

It's good to hear that Mulvaney is putting the events of recent months behind her!

Featured image credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty