Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a parody of the old Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” commercials that takes swipes at Bud Light and at transgender female athletes like Lia Thomas.
Instead of Bud Light, the parody ad introduces Freedom Heavy beer and the ‘real men of women’s sports.’ “Today, we recognize the men who hacked the system,” the voiceover says.
“Once mediocre in the men’s division, now cream of the crop in the women’s. You couldn’t cut it with the boys, so you pushed women off the podium. Because without you, sports would be fair. Without you, women’s sports would be for well, women.”
DeSantis said at Liberty University Friday: “It is wrong to have a swimmer compete for three years on the men’s swim team, switch to the women’s team, and then win the women’s national championship.
“That is a fraud. That is wrong.”
During an interview Monday evening with political commentator Benny Johnson, DeSantis trashed Bud Light.
“Why would you want to drink Bud Light?
“I mean like honestly, that’s like them rubbing our faces in it, and it’s like these companies that do this, if they never have any response, they are just gonna keep doing it.
“So, if you as a consumer are like ‘ yeah, they’re doing that, but I’m just gonna keep drinking it anyways,’ well, then they’re gonna keep doing it.
“So I think we have power as consumers to make our voice heard, and not on every company because sometimes conservative consumers aren’t going to make a dent in some companies.
“This one is one if you don’t have conservative beer drinkers, you’re gonna feel that and so you know.”
Disney’s sloppy and futile attempt to subvert the will of the Legislature and Floridians was uncovered by our state oversight board and their 11th hour agreements will be nullified by the Legislature.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 17, 2023
Disney’s corporate kingdom is over. pic.twitter.com/GomGyfEDLS