(RepublicanDaily.org) – Popular transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney won the “Breakout Creator” award at the 2023 Streamy Awards, cracking a joke about her recent Bud Light controversy and delivered a speech addressing and condemning the alleged “hate” Mulvaney and the trans community have been on the receiving end of.
The Streamy Awards is a prestigious awards show from the same producers behind awards shows like the “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and the “Golden Globe Awards,” and recognizes and awards the efforts of individuals in the content creator space. The Breakout Creator Award is one of the most sought after recognitions.
Sporting a blond wig and a sparkling red tube dress, the influencer, who has 1.8 million followers on Instagram and 10.6 million followers on Tiktok, said that the award changed Mulvaney’s life for the better and acknowledged the existence of “extreme amount of transphobia and hate,” which Mulvaney said both the trans community and its allies feel very keenly. Mulvaney called for those allies – or those who want to become allies with the trans community – to “support trans people publicly and proudly,” and expressed optimism that trans people would be widely accepted by society as a whole one day.
Mulvaney ended by taking a dig at the recent fracas involving herself and beer brand Bud Light – “I’m gonna go have a beer and… I love ya,” before exiting the stage to raucous applause.
While Mulvaney was already famous on social media before the issue with Bud Light happened, the perfomer rose to occupy the headlines of mainstream media after the beer brand sent Mulvaney a personalized package that included a beer can with the influencer’s face on it, in supposed solidarity with her celebration of Mulvaney’s “first year of womanhood” that marked her decision to become trans.
The move sparked a firestorm of reactions, especially from conservative celebrities and personalities. Country singer Travis Tritt banned Anheuser-Busch (the parent company of Bud Light) drinks from his tour, while rock singer Kid Rock took the same tack of banning the beer from his bar, while also posting a video of him shooting Bud Light beer cans. Staunch Trump supporter and outspoken Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene also weighed in on the issue, as did Ben Shapiro, a popular conservative apologist. The beer brouhaha also drew the attention of Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Marsha Blackburn, who said they would investigate the partnership.
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