Small Beer Company Starts ‘Boycott Budweiser’ Movement Over Super Bowl Ad

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William Kelly, owner of Citizen Kelly's Irish Ale, is pushing American beer drinkers to boycott Anheuser-Busch.

The businessman's protest is a response to the Super Bowl advertisement run by Busch, according to the Washington Times.

"Budweiser stepped in it big time when it inserted the immigration debate into its 60-second Super Bowl commercial, ‘Born the Hard Way,'" Kelly said in a press release. "The spot reveals a dramatized–and apparently fabricated–account of co-founder Adolphus Busch's journey to America."

The commercial depicts the Anheuser-Busch co-founder, Adolphus Busch, and his dramatic immigration to the United States from Germany. Kelly believes the commercial is a response to President Trump's immigration policy.

Kelly said the foray into the political arena has left many former Busch fans searching for new selections. He suggested that consumers switch to "anti-globalist" beer companies such as Yuengling or MillerCoors, which are both owned by Trump supporters.

Anheuser-Busch defended the advertisement, pointing out that it had been in the works for months and was not aiming to make a political statement.

Nick Bolger

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Nick Bolger was a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from southern Michigan. Nick graduated from Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 2015.

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