Georgia GOP Rep. Scott derides Anheuser-Busch for embracing 'bullying' with transgender campaign

"I can tell you raising a kid today is very different than it was when I was raising my 23 year old," he said.

Published: April 17, 2023 6:39pm

Updated: April 17, 2023 7:18pm

Georgia Republican Rep. Austin Scott on Monday excoriated alcohol giant Anheuser-Busch for embracing the "bullying" he says has become commonplace with respect to transgender issues.

The company attracted criticism in recent weeks for its decision to partner with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, featuring a Bud Light can with the influencer's likeness on it. The marketing fiasco triggered a major boycott of Anheuser-Busch products that attracted the support of prominent conservative figures.

"It's not okay for biological men to go out there and beat up on biological women like they're doing in sports. This is not okay," Scott said. "These people are bullies. And they need to be stopped and for Anheuser Busch to embrace this bullying that's going on is ridiculous."

"I haven't bought an Anheuser-Busch product since they did it," he said on the "Just the News, No Noise" television show. "And I don't intend to buy another one for a long time."

"Those of us who are parents, who realize the threat of this wokeness that's being pushed down into our kids' lives and everything from their cartoons to their classrooms has got to be stopped," he added. "And so Anheuser-Busch can go back and pretend that they're the all-American company now. But the fact of the matter is they did what they did.

"They're promoting a lifestyle that's very dangerous for our children. And, you know, this is not okay. And the CEO of Anheuser Busch needs to stand up and apologize for what they did. And they need to stop peddling this, this influence on our children," Scott insisted.

The Republican lawmaker went on to lament to the pervasiveness of transgender and sexual material in society, noting that he has recognized a need to monitor the cartoons he permits his children to watch because major companies have begun to embed such messaging in their programs.

"I can tell you raising a kid today is very different than it was when I was raising my 23-year-old. And you literally have to watch the cartoons today because what Disney is doing and embedding a sexual narrative into the cartoons," he said. "I don't know if Scooby Doo had a boyfriend or a girlfriend, I really don't care. I just wanted to watch the cartoon.

"I just want my kids to be able to watch cartoons. I don't understand why all this stuff is being pushed down in our kids in our classrooms, whether it's the the cartoons, or whether it's sort of what Budweiser has done here," Scott continued. 

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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