CNN is slammed for misgendering Dylan Mulvaney in culture wars piece

CNN is slammed for misgendering Dylan Mulvaney in culture wars piece on the day transgender activist revealed she has fled to Peru because she no longer feels safe in US after Bud Light scandal

  • CNN apologized Wednesday for the mistake, saying it ‘aims to honor individuals’ ways of identifying themselves’ 
  • The network was covering the ongoing economic and social fallout Bud Light is experiencing following its disastrous partnership with the trans influencer 
  • Mulvaney recently revealed herself to be traveling solo in South America, saying she no longer feels safe in the US 

CNN, a network plagued in recent years by its left-leaning bent, is under fire for misgendering transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney during a segment about the ‘culture war’ being waged against Bud Light. 

Network correspondent Ryan Young failed to use she/her pronouns when speaking about Mulvaney during a short segment about the beer company’s declining sales number.

He also called the controversial influencer ‘Dylvan.’

‘He, of course, is the transgender person they were going to sponsor and go along with, with Bud Light,’ he said, using ‘he’ instead of ‘she.’

‘But [trans activists] didn’t like how Bud Light didn’t stand by him after all this,’ Young continued, repeating the offense.

CNN host Kate Bolduan apologized Wednesday for the segment in which Mulvaney was misgendered

CNN contributor Ryan Young twice misgendered Mulvaney during a brief segment about Bud Light’s declining sales

Young did not correct himself, nor was he corrected by segment host Kate Bolduan, to whom he was speaking.

Ari Drennen of Media Matters posted footage of the exchange, calling it an ‘unbelievably bad CNN segment.’

Craig Harrington, the progressive media watchdog’s director of research wrote: ‘God damn, that sucked.’

‘What horrible coverage and the pundit couldn’t even correct the misgendering of Dylan. This makes me sad,’ wrote one user. 

On Wednesday, CNN issued an apology at the close of ‘News Central,’ the program where the misgendering had occurred. 

Boulduan said that Mulvaney was ‘mistakenly referred to by the wrong pronoun, and CNN aims to honor individuals’ ways of identifying themselves and we apologize for that error.’ 

The misstep by an already struggling CNN came as Mulvaney was revealed to be traveling in Peru, after feeling unsafe in America as the fallout of the Bud Light drama continues.

The company’s April partnership with transgender influencer Mulvaney has cost the brand’s parent-company about $22billion in market cap to date.

Sales of Bud Light plunged 28.5 percent for the week that ended in July 1, down slightly from the 27.9 percent decline the brand saw for the week ending in June 24.

The domestic beer’s problems have, to some extent, bled into its Anheuser-Busch owned sister brands.

Sales of Michelob Ultra – the nation’s third favorite beer last year – were down by 4.3 percent in the week ending in July 1. Busch Light sales were down 8.5 percent for the same period, according to Bump Williams Consulting and NielsonIQ data.

Budweiser was also down 12.1 percent, according to the consultants. 

Bud Light continues to fight for its life in the aftermath of a disastrous April partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, that has so far cost the brand’s parent-company about $22billion in market cap

Bud Light has posted steady declines since April

As for Mulvaney’s international travels, Mulvaney told fans the solo trip to South America is part of an effort to reconnect with herself.

‘Okay surprise! I’m in Peru! I’m at Machu Picchu. Isn’t this so beautiful,’ Mulvaney said in a video with a llama.

‘I came here to feel something. And I definitely have. I have done shaman ceremonies that were like 10 years worth of therapy, it was wild.

‘I’ve seen a lot of llamas. The people here are so kind. I feel very safe here.

‘it’s a little sad that I had to leave my country to feel safe but that will get get better eventually.

‘I am dying for some Trader Joes rolled chilli lime chips but other than that I am so content. I still haven’t been kissed yet but I’m holding out hope.

‘Most of all this trip has me feeling like my own best friend again. And that is the best feeling in the world.’

In Peru, same-sex partnerships are not recognized as marriage. In America, gay marriage is recognized in the law.

People in Peru are allowed to legally change their gender without requiring surgery.

Dylan Mulvaney has fled to Peru for some well-needed solo travel and soul searching after she complained she no longer felt safe in the US

She said: ‘Most of all this trip has me feeling like my own best friend again. And that is the best feeling in the world’

This comes amid the background of plummeting sales for Bud Light since their partnership with influencer Mulvaney.

The popularity of the beer has been dropping since brewer Anheuser-Busch teamed up with Mulvaney, 26, and gave her a personalized can.

Meanwhile last month, Mulvaney broke her silence on Bud Light to slam the embattled beer brand for for not standing by her amid the fallout from their disastrous campaign.

Speaking to her 1.8million followers, she said: ‘I was waiting for the brand to reach out to me, but they never did. I’ve been scared to leave my house.

‘For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse than not hiring a trans person at all.

‘Because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and as hateful as they want. There’s should be nothing controversial or divisive about working with us.

‘I have been ridiculed in public I’ve been followed and I have felt a loneliness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.’

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