Joe Rogan has criticized transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, calling her 'mentally ill' and an 'attention w****' after she spoke out about feeling abandoned by Bud Light following their partnership. Rogan, on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, questioned Bud Light's decision to partner with Mulvaney, expressing concerns about the brand's reputation. He argued that Bud Light, a brand associated with blue-collar drinking, was out of touch by partnering with someone he considered an 'attention seeker'.
He also mentioned Kid Rock's viral video shooting Bud Light cans with an assault rifle, suggesting that the brand was facing challenges. Mulvaney, in a video posted on Instagram and TikTok, shared her experience of facing bullying and transphobia over the partnership, expressing her disappointment in Bud Light. The controversy led to backlash and boycotts against the beer brand, resulting in a drop in sales. Rogan also criticized Bud Light's sponsorship of Toronto Pride and targeted retailer Target for their involvement in controversial social issues.
He argued that people were tired of such issues being forced upon them. This is not the first time Rogan has criticized Mulvaney, as he previously questioned Bud Light's decision to send her a customized can with her face on it, leading to a 20 billion-dollar loss for the company. The controversy surrounding Mulvaney and Bud Light reflects the ongoing debate about transgender rights and the actions of companies towards the LGBTQ+ community.