Bud Light Jumps on Equality Bandwagon, Homophobe Beer Drinkers Pissed

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Bud Light Facebook page
These Buds are for you, gay-marriage advocates.
If you're on Facebook, you've likely seen the proliferation of red and pink equal signs in lieu of profile pictures, a gesture of support for gay-marriage equality as the United States Supreme Court considers two cases on the topic.

Since then, lots of fans have started "remixing" the equal sign. There's versions with two strips of bacon, two Peeps, two sticks of butter, and now -- two Bud Light tall boys (get it?).

Bud Light posted the above image to their Facebook page earlier this week, to the delight of many -- and the chagrin of a few.

The concept originates with the Human Rights Campaign, which changed the colors of its normally blue and yellow logo to "the color of love," and the image has been shared at least 80,000 times. Celebrities like Beyonce and Grumpy Cat have joined the cause.

But you can't please everyone, and certainly not everyone who drinks Bud Light. Here are a few of the most highly enlightened responses to the post of the two tallboys:

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On the other hand, the post generated 10,000 shares and over 55,000 comments, most of which seemed to express approval. And anyone who thinks this is a sudden change of Bud Light's corporate heart hasn't been paying attention. They've been a sponsor of the PrideFest here in Missouri since 1999.

And just because you approve of marriage equality doesn't mean you approve of Bud Light either. Here are some other choice reactions to Anheuser-Busch's finest lightest beer:

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Check out the rainbow of responses on the original Facebook post.

Follow Jessica Lussenhop on Twitter at @Lussenpop. E-mail the author at Jessica.Lussenhop@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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James Madison
James Madison

What I find hilarious is how those that support Inbev's campaign for gay rights are the very same that complain about corporations getting involved in any other political issue. I support Inbev's rights to enter the conversation. I also support those that would boycott their beer for the very same reasoning. Individual choices. Freedom. The same freedom cuts both ways. If everyone who prefers the definition of marriage remain between one man and one women were to boycott Inbev's products, dontcha think Inbev would drop this like a hot potato? This issue will stop once the Supreme Court rules. The issue will resurface in the next election cycle.

Eric Seelig
Eric Seelig

Eric M. Seeley, I want that 80% of my name back immediately. Thank you.

Peggy Keller
Peggy Keller

Oh I see RFT says they have been a sponsor since 99, so no, nothing even close to a temporary viral video. They are in it for the long haul.

Peggy Keller
Peggy Keller

The reason this is not the "harlem shake" is because Bud Light has been a major Pridefesst sponsor for at least a couple years. This is nothing new. Just because they are letting everyone who has never been to a pridefest know they support equality (a long with writing an Amicus brief for DOMA). So, no, this is not new, not a fad, etc.

Rachel Roach
Rachel Roach

I guess the beer drinkers havent noticed how the change the stripes to rainbow colors every year around pridefest..lol.

Rachel Roach
Rachel Roach

They have always been a huge supporter...and millions of other companies too!!! Dont like it? Too bad.

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee

it's amazing how some people have no qualms about being completely racist or homophobic on Facebook

JJ O'Brand
JJ O'Brand

His infomercials are titled "Lowest Common Denominator".....

Mandy Paris
Mandy Paris

Also, I didn't get hate-speech thrown at me by my cousins and aunts and uncles because I posted Harlem Shake videos.

Mandy Paris
Mandy Paris

This will last less than that probably because it's directly related to Prop 8 and DOMA. It isn't "just cause". Wtf.

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

"I don't get how this is related to the Harlem shake. That was a viral dance. This a viral message of solidarity to friends and family." viral dance = viral message. both "everyone else is doing it, so i should do it, too". harlem shake lasted about 1.5 weeks, this will also last 1.5 weeks.

Roy Jacobs
Roy Jacobs

I'm laughing at the original post where people who commented with the poor taste of comments. Now millions of people see their comments!!! PRICELESS

Mandy Paris
Mandy Paris

I don't get how this is related to the Harlem shake. That was a viral dance. This a viral message of solidarity to friends and family.

Eric M. Seeley
Eric M. Seeley

This is why I don't read comments. Idiots Abound!

dontbeapatsy
dontbeapatsy

@Rachel Roach "and millions of other companies too!!!" <-- Really? I know "Millions" sounds like more (hence, better) than tens of hundreds of US companies, but "millions???!" 

I guess from the depraved crowd, another embellishment of sin (your blatant LIE) is no big deal. Can't even be honest in the simplest of posts, can you? 

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee

@dontbeapats Thanks for making no sense at all. Keep it up!!

DoucheMcGee
DoucheMcGee

@dontbeapatsy what was baseless? Don't you see the news stories of people that made comments some would deem offensive or racist on Twitter or Facebook and end up losing their jobs? There have been 2-3 in the last week,

dontbeapatsy
dontbeapatsy

@DoucheMcGee Really Douche? You don't think I made any sense at all Douche? Hmm? Okay, you just keep making baseless silly comments then, Douche, and I'll try not to say your name suits you well again, Douche.

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