Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad has placed them in the center of the chopping block after several fans started attacking them on social media. The commercial follows the beer company’s co-founder, Adolphus Busch, as he experiences the struggles of migrating to the US in the mid-1800s.
The commercial captures the prejudice that Busch ran into as he entered America. “You’re not wanted here, go back home!” one American yelled as Busch entered New Orleans. Sound’s political right? Well, Budweiser issued a statement saying they didn’t intend it to be at all.
As you can guess, most people don’t believe them. One fan even said the following:
“I drank your product for 30 years and I will no longer drink it you liberals— heads.”
The social media sites exploded with comments as seen below:
— lilojuicy (@lilojuicy) February 5, 2017
— ??Delta MIKE Echo (@MetalMilitia74) January 31, 2017
@Budweiser This Bud’ s no longer for me. It is activist juice.
— Lynn Sellick-Lane (@LynnSellickLane) February 1, 2017
The Super Bowl brought many commercials that had small hints to immigration and it’s no surprise. America has been faced with the topic of immigration for the last year and the country is strongly split on the issue. When President Trump signed the executive order banning immigration for three months, protests were started everywhere, ultimately pouring into the commercials.
In Budweiser’s defense, the ad was in creation long before Trump was elected President and it simply had great timing. However, the company is still being bombarded with #BoycottBudweiser and #BoycottBud.
— Eric Thompson Show (@ETTalkShow) February 4, 2017
While I believe illegal immigration should be stopped and a temporary ban should be in place, Budweiser’s commercial doesn’t suggest anything but the retelling of a story. It’s about a man who moved to the US and started a company. That’s kind of what America is all about. We are a nation of immigrants and will continue to do so…we just want it to be safe.
What do you think about Budweiser’s ad? Do you think they were secretly trying to make a statement about the political climate? Let us know in the comments below!