May 18, 2023

Why Bud Light and Disney are under attack from conservatives

As conservatives rally around social issues, the Republican Party is clashing with corporate America. Now a delegate to her state's Republican Party, she is one of the players pushing the party to rally around social issues such as gender identity and take on "Woke" firms in corporate America. Legislative moves targeting firms mark a new frontier for Republicans, who have traditionally been allied with big business over matters like lower taxes and light regulation. In Florida, state lawmakers voted to remove Disney's power over a district including Walt Disney World theme park, after it criticised a law that banned discussions of gender and sexuality in schools. Last month, after weeks of attacks from conservative pundits and politicians for its partnership with Dylan Mulvaney, Anheuser-Busch put two executives on leave and released a spate of Bud Light ads studded with imagery of American flags and horses galloping across open country.

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