Megyn Kelly hit out at a news website on Tuesday for referring to her commentary about Bud Light’s sponsorship deal with transgender social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney as a “transphobic tirade.”
“Call me whatever names you want,” the host of SiriusXM’s “The Megyn Kelly Show” tweeted to her 2.7 million Twitter followers on Tuesday.
“I am speaking the truth.”
Kelly added: “And neither I nor the millions of other women (and men) who believe in biology/reality/fairness will be dissuaded by your attempts to marginalize us with words like ‘transphobic’.”
Kelly was responding to a post by the news site The Wrap, which linked to a story with the headline: “Megyn Kelly Goes on Transphobic Tirade Over Dylan Mulvaney.”
The news story quoted extensively from Monday’s episode of Kelly’s podcast, during which she said that Bud Light and Mulvaney have “made a mockery of womanhood and girlhood.”
Kelly said during Monday’s show that Bud Light and its parent company Anheuser-Busch erred by promoting Mulvaney, a trans woman “celebrated by far-lefties all across the country.”
She accused Anheuser-Busch of inserting itself into “a discussion that divides people.”
“This person who’s on their beer can has made a mockery of womanhood and girlhood for literally the past year and has been celebrated by far-lefties all across the country,” Kelly said.
“But to see what’s supposed to be a mainstream beer company do it was a bridge too far. That’s why they’re having the reaction they are.”
The Post has sought comment from the author of The Wrap’s article, Benjamin Lindsay.
Last week, Kelly was critical of Bud Light as well as another corporate sponsor that partnered with Mulvaney — the apparel giant Nike.
Kelly was perplexed by Nike’s decision to promote “non-breasted” Mulvaney as a pitchperson for its collection of sports bras.
“Nike sponsoring Dylan Mulvaney now for a f–king sports bra,” Kelly said during Tuesday’s edition of “The Megyn Kelly Show” on SiriusXM.
“I’m sorry, Dylan doesn’t have breasts.”
“Dylan’s been taking some sort of a hormone that has turned Dylan into some … I don’t know what’s happening there, but those are not breasts.”
“And Dylan doesn’t need any sort of a bra — never mind a sports bra,” according to Kelly.
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Brendan Whitworth on Friday offered an apology that critics said was flat as the beer giant reels from the backlash over its sponsorship deal with Mulvaney.
We never intended to be part of a discussion that divides people,” Whitworth said in press release titled “Our Responsibility To America.”
“We are in the business of bringing people together over a beer.”
Whitworth didn’t address reports that senior executives were kept in the dark about the Mulvaney rollout.
The $132 billion beer company has seen its market value plummet by some $5 billion since the campaign was launched April 1.
Busch distributors around the country have been feeling the fallout, with many bars in conservative states from Tennessee to Wyoming refusing to stock Bud Light.
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