WATCH: CNN Anchor Apologizes for 'Misgendering' Dylan Mulvaney

July 13, 2023

CNN apologized Wednesday for "misgendering" transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney in a segment aired Tuesday.

At the end of the segment, which included interviews with people from Nashville and Chicago about the continuing controversy surrounding Bud Light’s partnership with Mulvaney, national correspondent Ryan Young referred to Mulvaney with male pronouns.

"One bar was telling us, basically, they’re not going to serve [Bud Light]," Young said, "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, with Bud Light. They didn’t like how Bud Light didn’t stand by him after all this."

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan issued an apology the following day.

"Yesterday in a segment about transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who was featured in Bud Light’s recent campaign, she was mistakenly referred to by the wrong pronoun and CNN aims to honor individuals’ ways of identifying themselves and we apologize for that error."

Bud Light has faced sustained backlash and boycotts after partnering with Mulvaney in early April. The brand lost its spot as America’s top-selling beer in June, with sales plummeting by over 25 percent compared to last year.