Kid Rock Says He Never Called For Bud Light Boycott

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One of the biggest stories of 2023 was the boycott of Bud Light and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch, that was ignited by a social media post made by Kid Rock. But, the musician says that he never called for a boycott.

In a new interview with Sean Hannity, Kid Rock opens up about the Bud Light controversy and a shares details of a conversation he recently had with Anheuser-Busch’s CEO.

In the interview, Hannity made a statement that he had never supported a boycott and never called for a firing or cancellation. Kid Rock interrupted and said, “By the way, I didn’t either.” 

The musician then shared that he and former President Donald Trump were at a UFC fight recently when they saw the Anheuser-Busch CEO and had a conversation with him about the controversy.

Kid Rock recalled telling the CEO, “You signal to a lot of people like myself, like-minded people – put the trans thing aside for a minute – by sending that can to the trans kid, you kind of signaled to us that you support this lifestyle. And more importantly, men being in women’s sports and in my granddaughter’s locker room. Most of us draw a hard line right there.”


He added, “I said, ‘You signal that to us. But, speaking of, if someone wants to be trans, I didn’t rip that kid.” Kid Rock made it clear that he never criticized Dylan Mulvaney, the social media influencer who sparked the controversy. In fact, he only made a statement against Bud Light, but never called for a boycott or any type of public retaliation.

“I said, ‘What are you doing injecting yourself into this conversation, these polarizing social issues? You could be doing so much more positive stuff, just making us laugh and drink beer.”

Kid Rock went on to clarify his own stance on the issue, saying that he can co-exist with those who choose different lifestyles, but he draws the line at pulling children into those lifestyles.

“Be yourself. You’re cool with me. I’m cool with you. That’s how most people are. But as soon as you bring our kids into this, that’s where you’re gonna bring hatred into it. Leave our frickin’ kids out of it,” Kid Rock said.

The backlash against Bud Light ensued after the company partnered with transgender social media influencer Dylan Mulvaney in April 2023.


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In response to a video posted by Mulvaney, Kid Rock took to Instagram to share a video of himself blasting cases of Bud Light with an automatic rifle.

“Grandpa is feeling a little frisky today. Let me say something to all you and be as clear and concise as possible,” he said before opening fire. 

He ended the video by saying, “F*** Bud Light. F*** Anheuser-Busch. Have a terrific day.”


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Kid Rock mostly remained quiet about the issue in the months that followed and as the backlash against the beer brand was fueled by other celebrities such as Travis Tritt, John Rich, Ted Nugent and more. His new interview with Sean Hannity appears to be the first time he has spoken in detail about the Bud Light controversy. Hear Kid Rock’s interview with Sean Hannity in the video below.

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