Country star Riley Green has joined the movement against Bud Light, altering the lyrics to a song that referenced the beer at a recent concert.
The original lyrics of “I Wish Grandpas Didn’t Die” include the line, “And coolers never run out of cold Bud Light.”
During his Nashville concert on Friday night, Green changed the lyrics to, “and coolers never run out of cold Coors Light.”
Country Music Artist Riley Green Cancels Bud Light at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium Friday Night
Riley changed the lyrics from his hit song ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’ from Bud Light to Coors Light…and the crowd went wild!@RileyGreenMusic pic.twitter.com/VYUZySG0Zh
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 16, 2023
Riley Green swapped out Bud Light for Coors Light in his lyrics.
The fans LOVED it. 🇺🇸 @RileyGreenMusic
— Old Row (@OldRowOfficial) April 16, 2023
Bud Light and Anheuser-Busch have come under fire amongst conservatives for partnering with controversial transgender activist and TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
Mulvaney, a biological male, has been living as a woman for just over a year.
The celebrate the anniversary of “one year of girlhood,” the beer company partnered with the 28-year-old and provided him with a commemorative can with his face on it.
The influencer met with President Joe Biden on “Day 222 of being a girl” to advocate for allowing minors to transition.
“I’m ready to step up and show that trans people are not going anywhere and that trans kids deserve a fighting chance to be their true selves.” Mulvaney said at the time.
The partnership sparked a massive boycott effort from conservatives — and the company has already lost more than $6 billion in market capitalization.
On Friday, the company broke its silence with a statement from CEO Brendan Whitworth pointing to the beer giant’s support for the military and first responders.
“As the CEO of a company founded in America’s heartland more than 165 years ago, I am responsible for ensuring every consumer feels proud of the beer we brew,” Whitworth said. “We’re honored to be part of the fabric of this country. Anheuser-Busch employs more than 18,000 people and our independent distributors employ an additional 47,000 valued colleagues. We have thousands of partners, millions of fans and a proud history supporting our communities, military, first responders, sports fans and hard-working Americans everywhere.”
“We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people,” Whitworth continued. “We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”
Green is not the only conservative star to join in the boycott.
Travis Tritt announced that all Anheuser-Busch products will be removed from his tour rider over the partnership. John Rich told Tucker Carlson that he would stop serving their brews at his wildly popular Redneck Riviera bars. Kid Rock shot at cases of Bud Light while declaring “F— Bud Light and f— Anheuser-Busch.”
The beer company previously defended the partnership, saying they use many influencers to “connect with audiences across various demographics.”
Mulvaney has over 10 million followers on TikTok and 1.7 million on Instagram.