Karine Jean-Pierre sends brutal message to Conservatives over bud-light backlash
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre cried out the “violence and vitriol” directed against transgender Americans after conservative outrage Bud light‘s partnership with trans TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Jean-Pierre’s comments come after the beer partnership with Mulvaney, who interviewed President Joe Biden in October as part of a NowThis Presidential Forumled, among other things, to right-wing criticism Kid Rock’s beer can shoot video and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s switch to drinking Coors Light (despite the latter company’s support for LGBTQ rights).
CBS News White House Correspondent Nancy Cordes asked Jean-Pierre if the White House had contacted Mulvaney, and while the press secretary didn’t confirm any calls, she questioned why the influencer couldn’t just post a video about a beer that she liked .
“When a transgender American posts a video about a brand of beer he likes and it leads to bomb threats, it’s clear that this level of violence and nastiness against a transgender American needs to stop,” said Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre then touted the White House’s commitment to protecting LGBTQ rights and recognized demonstrations in support of those rights across the country.
“They should be allowed to be who they are, who they want to be, and they should be able to speak out – and we should be able to speak out, and others should be able to speak out, against hate and discrimination,” she said.
“But look, this kind of dangerous rhetoric, this kind of toxic language and violence — this has got to stop.”