Dylan Mulvaney Flees the U.S. to ‘Feel Safe’ After Bud Light Controversy

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Controversial transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney has left the United States to “feel safe” in Peru.

Mulvaney was thrown into the national spotlight after striking a deal with Bud Light and its parent company Anheuser-Busch. The company produced special beer cans featuring Mulvaney’s face to celebrate the one anniversary of Mulvaney’s decision to “transition” from male to female.

“It’s a little sad that I had to leave my country to feel safe,” Mulvaney said. “But that will get better eventually.”

“Okay, surprise,” Mulvaney wrote to social media. “I’m in Peru! I’m at Machu Picchu. Isn’t this so beautiful?”

“I’ve seen a lot of llamas,” Mulvaney continued. “The people here are so kind. I feel very safe here.”

Ironically, LGBTQ rights in Peru are lagging far behind the U.S. Legal challenges are faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Peru that do not impact non-LGBT residents.

Although same-sex sexual activity among consenting adults is legal in Peru, households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to heterosexual couples.

Mulvaney has garnered a staggering 10 million followers on TikTok alone.

“I came here to feel something. And I definitely have. I have done shaman ceremonies that were, like, 10 years’ worth of therapy — it was wild,” Mulvaney said.

In the meantime, Bud Light has fallen from its status as one of America’s top-selling beer brands. The company has lost billions amid nationwide boycotts.

Mulvaney accused Bud Light of failing to provide more support amid the controversy.

“What transpired from that video was more bullying and more transphobia than I could’ve ever imagined,” Mulvaney claimed. “I was scared, and I was scared of more backlash.”

“I felt personally guilty for what transpired, so I patiently waited for things to get better,” Mulvaney said. “But surprise, they didn’t. And I was waiting for the brand to reach out to me, but they never did.

“For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse in my opinion than not hiring a trans person at all, because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and hateful as they want.”

“And for months now, I’ve been scared to leave my house, Mulvaney said. “I have been ridiculed in public, I’ve been followed, and I have felt a loneliness that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.”

“And I’m not telling you this because I want your pity, I am telling you this because this is my experience from a very privileged perspective, know that it is much, much worse for other trans people,” Mulvaney concluded.

Multiple media outlets, inlcuding Fox News, have reached out to Anheuser-Busch but the company did not respond to a request for comment.