Another Bud Light marketing executive placed on leave over Dylan Mulvaney backlash

People familiar with the matter said that the executives were not voluntarily placed on leave.

Published: April 25, 2023 9:34am

A second Bud Light marketing executive has been placed on leave for having organized a collaboration with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, parent company Anheuser-Busch says. 

The brewing company put Daniel Blake, vice president for mainstream brands, on leave this past weekend, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Last week, Bud Light marketing Vice President Alissa Heinerscheid took a leave of absence following the Mulvaney controversy.

Budweiser's Global Vice President Todd Allen will replace Heinerscheid, but the company has not named a replacement for Blake. 

People familiar with the matter have told news outlets that the executives were not voluntarily placed on leave.

The brewing company has been facing backlash since partnering with Mulvaney. The company earlier this month made a Bud Light can with the influencer's face on it to celebrate Mulvaney's one-year anniversary of publicly identifying as a woman.

The marketing campaign went viral after Mulvaney posted about it on social media.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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