“Transgenderism is reaching younger and younger children, now under the veil of sports urgency. It does irreversible damage to young bodies before their own minds can make adult decisions about that choice. NOBODY should take that right away from a developing child. There ARE dark hearted, profiteering “medical” corporations using mind control “affirmation” techniques, to profit from 300K alterations of perfectly healthy children. That to me is the epitome of evil and Anheuser-Busch Corporation is clearly in partnership with it. I will not align with that in any way.”– JOE PENOVICH, OWNER, GRILLS SEAFOOD
Last week we shared a report from east coast-based blog The Space Coast Rocket that the owner of Grills Seafood had decided to discontinue selling Bud Light in a reaction to a recent marketing campaign they ran with transgender TikToker, Dylan Mulvaney.
The Independent media outlet, The Space Coast Rocket, shared on Saturday, April 15, that a number of patrons at the Cape Canaveral location posted on social media that they were told that the restaurant would no longer be serving Bud Light. One diner shared that the announcement was made in the middle of their meal after already being served a Bud Light when they first made their order.
The Rocket also shared a quote from a diner who says they overheard a manager tell bar staff, that they don’t “… serve faggot beer.” Though we couldn’t confirm that quote with Grills Seafood.
The owner of Grills, Joe Penovich, shared a statement later that day, citing his Christian faith as the reason behind dumping Bud Light, saying that a full letter to the beer company would be shared over the weekend.
That letter has since been posted and you can read it below.
Grills Seafood has one location in Orlando at 4301 N. Orange Blossom Trail [GMap] on Lake Fairview.
According to a report from the New York Post, the senior marketing executive behind the Dylan Mulvaney ad campaign has taken a leave of absence. It’s unclear if the leave is permanent or temporary.
Side Note: A photograph of a billboard ad attributed to Bud Light laughing at the backlash to the Dylan Mulvaney campaign has since been debunked.