At last we know why the corporate world has fallen in love with pretend woman Dylan Mulvaney. As I noted Thursday, he seems to be everywhere all at once, and it seems unlikely that corporate giants are suddenly so taken with Dylan’s charm and wit that they are spontaneously all at once falling over themselves to make him their pitchman. But now we know why there is this sudden imperative to make this man America’s sweetheart: corporations are being strong-armed into featuring him, or else.
Dylan Mulvaney has become the new brand ambassador for Bud Light. 🍺
The beer brand even made a special edition Dylan Mulvaney Can 🥤celebrating his 365 days of girlhood.
(This is not April Fools, it’s actually real)
🍺🍻🍺😒🍻🍺🍻 #dylanmulvaney #trans #transgender pic.twitter.com/xuu87WxrvZ
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) April 1, 2023
The New York Post reported Friday that “executives at companies like Nike, Anheuser-Busch and Kate Spade, whose brand endorsements have turned controversial trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney into today’s woke ‘It girl,’ aren’t just virtue signaling.” Instead, they’re paying the modern-day equivalent of Mafia protection money, trying to keep the heat off their business: they’re hiring Dylan and making other displays of wokeness “because they have to — or risk failing an all-important social credit score that could make or break their businesses.” If they don’t inflict woke advertising campaigns on us, they’re liable to do damage to their Corporate Equality Index (CEI) score, which could be disastrous for their business.
Watching corporations and tallying up their CEI score is the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which the Post describes as “the largest LGBTQ+ political lobbying group in the world,” noting that it has gotten “millions” from George Soros’ far-Left Open Society Foundation. HRC gives corporations points for being gay-friendly and subtracts them for daring not to toe the woke line. It does this based on “rating criteria” that award up to 100 points for workplace features such as a “gender-neutral dress code” and “data collection forms” that feature “optional questions on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
The main CEI categories include “Workforce Protections,” “Inclusive Benefits,” “Supporting an Inclusive Culture,” “Corporate Social Responsibility,” and “Responsible Citizenship.” According to the Post, “businesses that attain the maximum 100 total points earn the coveted title ‘Best Place To Work For LGBTQ Equality.” The corporate giants have eagerly fallen into line: “Fifteen of the top 20 Fortune-ranked companies received 100% ratings last year, according to HRC data.” Nor is it just the top corporations: “More than 840 US companies racked up high CEI scores, according to the latest report.”
HRC doesn’t give a company a chance to dissent politely from the LGBTQ agenda: a sure way to get a low CEI score is, for example, not using a “supplier diversity program with demonstrated effort to include certified LGBTQ+ suppliers.” Compliance is strictly enforced. According to political commentator James Lindsay, the HRC “sends representatives to corporations every year telling them what kind of stuff they have to make visible at the company. They give them a list of demands and if they don’t follow through there’s a threat that you won’t keep your CEI score.” Entities such as the HRC issue threats because threats work, as we can see from the ubiquity of Dylan Mulvaney.
The CEI isn’t even close to all of the woke pressure on corporations today. The Post notes that it is actually “a lesser-known part of the burgeoning ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) “ethical investing” movement increasingly pushed by the country’s top three investment firms. ESG funds invest in companies that oppose fossil fuels, push for unionization, and stress racial and gender equity over merit in hiring and board selection.” What chance does a patriotic CEO stand against this kind of pressure?
This is why corporations seem so unanimously woke and unafraid to offend patriots: they know that “Go woke, go broke” is just a slogan, and that patriots have no equivalent to the ESG movement. Entrepreneur and presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy explained, “The big fund managers like BlackRock all embrace this ESG orthodoxy in how they apply pressure to top corporate management teams and boards and they determine, in many cases, executive compensation and bonuses and who gets re-elected or re-appointed to boards. They can make it very difficult for you if you don’t abide by their agendas.” Yes, they can. So expect to see much, much more of Dylan Mulvaney. And when the string-pullers finally get tired of watching him prance around, they’ll just get another puppet. The show will remain the same.
August West says
Bring Back Spudz McKenzie!!! Or (better yet) the Swedish Bikini Team.
I am not drinking Tranny beer. To be honest I dont really know what this Tranny is – is it a current male? current female? former male? former female?
If a Tranny starts as a man switches to a woman and then switches back to a man is that person still a Tranny?
It is very confusing.
There’s video of him being a flamboyantly gay clown prancing around, dancing, and rolling on the floor on “The Price Is Right.”
The Dan Foster says
“If a Tranny [sic] starts as a man switches to a woman and then switches back to a man is that person still a Tranny [sic]?
It is very confusing.”
What’s really sad is you’re confused by something you made up.
The aim of the relentless big biz/ big guv push is to get rid of smaller, independent business who won’t subscribe to the ESG propaganda. They use the trans army to infiltrate and emasculate corporate structure. The trail of woke dudded businesses is great news to evil megalomaniacs like George Soros and the executives of Black Rock.
Ugly Sid says
Failure to celebrate [ the current thing ] is willful eggressness warranting terminal evisceration.
As is any unfavorable reference or criticism.
You do remember how we voted on this and we are in agreement, right?
Onzeur Trante says
The corporate world may have fallen in love with Dylan but the American public has not. Sales of Bud Lite are way down if the polls are accurate.
Corporate America is ramping up its push to put trans men in the public’s face. Cosmetic companies and women’s “lingerie” (read: sports bras) are also on the Bud bandwagon because who knows better about being a woman than a trans man? So they tell us.
Dylan is going to need some serious implants if he is going to model sports Bras. Presently, he looks more like Twiggy than he does a Kardashian sister.
Ladies this is 100% on you!
Where is the push back? The outrage?
In my circle of influence the multiple women I know…. CRICKETS!!!!! Deafening silence!
The general answer….
“What can I do?”
It is truly mind blowing. I do not get it.
This madness will continue until the REAL WOMEN stand up and take back their gender.
My mother is rolling in her grave. My mother would brook none of this nonsense.
Where has that woman gone?
Your time is growing short.
Didn’t feminists once protest women being reduced to cartoon stereotypes? Dylan is a cartoon.
And an insulting cartoon of a woman. Its absolutely “misogynistic.” Its as if the dreaded “patriarchy’ is making a bizarre comeback and replacing women with fake prancing male weirdos. Talk about about “cultural appropriation!”
Never feel you must apologize to the left or defend your position against them with logic as they violate their own prior rules and slogans again and again.
Where are the women who are offended? Right Here!
Disgusted and nauseated too, frankly.
Mulvaney will disappear when the conservative writers finally stop writing about him.
As odious as HRC is, the fact is that somewhere between few and no corporations would give a fig about its stupid “CEI” list scoring if not for the money managers like Black Rock, Vanguard, et al. who can ruin them (and the value of their officers’ and directors’ stock options) for not towing their woke line. Such entities have had at law a fiduciary duty to maximize shareholder value since, like, forever. Now they take the shares that they don’t own, but only manage for others, and use them to pursue their own social/political agendas. Certainly, there MUST be something entirely illegal about this. You would think some large pension fund or whatever would sue for breach of their fiduciary duty. But so far it appears this is not the case.
THX 1138 says
“As a group, businessmen have been withdrawing for decades from the ideological battlefield, disarmed by the deadly combination of altruism and Pragmatism. Their public policy has consisted in appeasing, compromising and apologizing: appeasing their crudest, loudest antagonists; compromising with any attack, any lie, any insult; apologizing for their own existence. Abandoning the field of ideas to their enemies, they have been relying on lobbying, i.e., on private manipulations, on pull, on seeking momentary favors from government officials. Today, the last group one can expect to fight for capitalism is the capitalists.” – Ayn Rand
Objectivism would teach every businessman and entrepreneur that they as businessmen and entrepreneurs selfishly pursuing profit, wealth, and gain, making money, are the ones who keep us all alive.
Spending money, stealing money, taxing money, counterfeiting money, inflating money, mooching money, giving away money, is easy. It’s MAKING money that is hard. The love of MAKING money, PRODUCING wealth, is the root of all survival and prosperity.
Why is it socially acceptable for trans people to parody ugly stereotypes of women? It is a constant barrage of, well, misogyny.
Ed Snider says
Bud Lite may self-identify as beer, but it has the same relationship to genuine brew as Dylan Mulvaney has to a birthing person.
David Ray says
[Q] What does Bud Lite and sex in a canoe have in common?
[A] They’re both fockin close to water. 🥁😲
Somehow the expose of the CEI score and the ESG peddling of the demand to tow the line or else. This or else is an evisceration of what women are and a demand to make or broke stock prices of companies. That should be a legal reason to evaluation HRC and other groups that demand or else…..
Andrew Blackadder says
Now we see REAL men standing up to defend and protect REAL Women while we watch actual women stand up and defend and protect Men who THINK they are women while real female feminists attack a REAL Woman who speaks up and defends the Rights of REAL Women in Female Sporting Events.
Ya cant make this stuff up anymore.