Guess who’s back in the headlines again, thanks to Forbes? It’s none other than transgender TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney who nearly destroyed Bud Light back in April after announcing a partnership with the popular beer brand featuring a can with his face on it, prompting severe backlash that resulted in a massive boycott. It’s been a minute since we’ve had an update from Mulvaney and his shenanigans, but it seems the folks over at Forbes placed him on their list of “30 Under 30 Social Media” influencers this week.
It must be nice to basically do absolutely nothing of value or importance at all and get fat stacks of cash for it. Most of us have to actually work and contribute to society in some fashion in order to get a few coins tossed in the coffers and pay the bills. All Mulvaney had to do is pretend to be a girl on social media and the money just rolled into his bank account.
Here’s more on this from the Daily Wire:
Forbes stated in the article that the list was compiled “with the help of nominations from the public – as well as expertise from Forbes tech journalists and judges from all corners of creatordom.” The outlet added that it includes “young founders, industry leaders and online stars transforming the creator economy and future of the internet.” Forbes described the “creator economy” as a “$250 billion industry estimated to roughly double over the next five years.”
Others on the list include comedians Alan Chikin Chow and Steven He, fashion influencer Alix Earle, and disabled content creator Molly Burke.
Mulvaney, 26, became popular on TikTok for the creator’s “Days of Girlhood” series, which documented the process of Mulvaney’s so-called gender transition. The social media star made headlines after doing a promotional campaign with Bud Light, which led to massive brand boycotts costing parent company Anheuser-Busch millions in lost revenue.
In the description for Mulvaney published by Forbes, the publication noted the “Days of Girlhood” series created by the influencer, stating it pulled in “more than 1 billion views.”
Well, that’s a sad commentary on the state of modern American culture, isn’t it? Are there really that many people out in the world who think a man can become a woman simply by just waking up and saying he’s one? The amount of mental gymnastics one must do to make this work is unreal. I just don’t get how people can be okay with supporting a mentally ill person’s delusions. Back in the day, if you were an adult man and claimed you were a six-year-old penguin, you’d be prescribed pills and taken to a funny farm.
Now you’re celebrated as some sort of trailblazing hero who should be honored with awards for being “bold” and “brave.”
Mulvaney is quoted in the article saying, “Whether somebody’s trans or not, I just hope they can watch my videos and feel inspired to unlock a new part of themselves.”
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The transgender activist was super excited about the digital cover, sharing it on Instagram along with a caption that said, “Businesswoman special!!! This was my dream, I couldn’t be more grateful. And buckle up, we’re just getting started.”
“I now realize that when I work with a brand, they will forever be a part of my story, going forward,” Mulvaney said in a conversation with Forbes, making a reference to the Bud Light debacle. “And I want there to be a mutual respect – and not only for me, but also for my community.”
“I think I am becoming a bit of a businesswoman,” the social media star then stated. “As much as I love the creative side, I love getting smarter: I want to know everything, and how it all works. Of course being in front of the camera, but I love the idea of producing and I think, why not learn it all.”
I’m ready to get off the ride now, how about you?