A CNN correspondent has sparked outrage among leftists after referring to transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney by the wrong pronouns during a recent segment on the Bud Light/Dylan Mulvaney partnership.
While reporting on Bud Light’s drop in sales following its partnership with the trans-identifying TikTok star, correspondent Ryan Young referred to Mulvaney by the pronoun “he” that corresponds to his biological sex, when Mulvaney has insisted that people refer to him as “they.”
“One bar was telling us, basically, they’re not going to serve [Bud Light] because they don’t like the way Dylan Mulvaney was treated after this whole controversy started. He, of course, is the transgender person they were going to sponsor and go along with …” Young said.
“[Trans activists] didn’t like how Bud Light didn’t stand by him after all this,” Young added, using the pronoun “him” when Mulvaney prefers “they.”
Ari Drennen, the LGBTQ news writer for far-Left media watchdog group Media Matters, was among those blasting CNN for the segment.
“Unbelievably bad CNN segment -fails to interrogate where the Bud Light boycott came from -launders perspectives of people who think their grandchildren will be harmed by the knowledge that trans people exist -misgenders Dylan Mulvaney,” Drennen tweeted. “This segment could’ve run on Fox News!”
This isn’t the first time that Mulvaney has called out those who fail to use his preferred gender pronouns. Last October, he demanded that it be made illegal for journalists to misgender him in their reporting.
“Or even worse in my opinion are, like, the articles written about me using ‘he’ pronouns and calling me a man over and over again — I feel like that should be illegal,” he said in a TikTok. “I don’t know, that’s just bad journalism.”
As the backlash to his partnership with Bud Light persisted, Mulvaney has taken off to Peru on a solo trip “to feel something” and “feel safe.”
“I’ve seen a lot of llamas. The people here are so kind. I feel very safe here,” Mulvaney said on TikTok. “It’s a little sad that I had to leave my country to feel safe but that will get better eventually.”
Given the intensity of trans activists’ criticism of misgendering, the incident has brought newfound attention to the demand that people refer to transgender people by their preferred pronouns. It comes as leftists continue to push for everyone to strictly adhere to their preferred pronoun “grammar,” which many conservatives find highly intrusive and overreaching.
Unbelievably bad CNN segment
-fails to interrogate where the Bud Light boycott came from
-launders perspectives of people who think their grandchildren will be harmed by the knowledge that trans people exist
-misgenders Dylan Mulvaney
This segment could’ve run on Fox News! pic.twitter.com/dBc9xVeR3Q
— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) July 11, 2023