In a tumultuous year for both Kid Rock and Bud Light, a new chapter has emerged that adds a curious twist to an ongoing public saga. Just months after his inflammatory protest against Bud Light’s partnership with trans activist Dylan Mulvaney, Kid Rock was spotted drinking the very beer he so violently rejected. He claims he was forced to drink it, but what lies behind this startling turnaround?
Earlier this year, Bud Light caught the attention of the outspoken musician when they partnered with Mulvaney. A social media campaign featuring her face on the beer cans was met with anger by Kid Rock. In a shocking video, he was seen shooting at cases of Bud Light with a semi-automatic rifle, accompanied by expletives directed at Bud Light and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch.
This act sparked a widespread boycott of the beer brand and drew fierce criticism from many quarters. The use of a firearm in Rock’s video was especially troubling to some, including Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was a victim of the Parkland school shooting.
The Nashville Incident
Fast forward to August 17 at a Nashville, Tennessee show by country rapper Colt Ford, and Kid Rock was seen drinking the very brand he derided. TMZ’s report of this event has fueled debates and speculation over Rock’s motivations and integrity.
Kid Rock’s reaction? He claims Bud Light forced him to drink the beer, a statement that has left many scratching their heads.
Kid Rock’s fan base has proven to be as divided as the general public on this issue.