Reports emerging Monday have shown that the marketability of transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, largely considered responsible for the devastation of the Bud Light brand, is deteriorating rapidly.
Mulvaney, 26, held a speaking engagement at Penn State in which he discussed his ‘transition’ saying “It feels fun to be sexy and love my body for the first time,” to what could generously be referred to as “a half-empty auditorium” according to The Daily Mail.
Discussing the Bud Light debacle and having donned a Penn State jacket for the occasion, Mulvaney said. “‘It was the hardest year of my life,” as reported by the Penn State newspaper, Onward State. “My next musical theater dream is to do a production with a lot of trans people on stage.”
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The influencer reportedly plugged Penn State as a new sponsor.
“Sporting a Penn State jacket, Mulvaney also led those in the audience in the school’s ‘We Are’ chant. However, the event, sponsored by the Penn State Student Programming Association and funded with student fees, drew few attendees,” Fox News wrote.
However, if Mulvaney’s draw to Penn State is any indication any musical theater presentation of his would ‘Cl-Open,’ in a one-night-only run that would make Mel Brooks’ fictional ‘Producers’ Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock swoon.
According to Outkick, citing the Daily Collegian Mulvaney ranted about the response to his partnership with Anheuser-Busch at length. He said, “I realized that these companies were capitalizing on my identity and transness in a way that was really ugly. I was putting my energy and identity into situations that were not safe for me, or for the (trans) community.”
Young Americans for Freedom posted photographic evidence of the nigh-empty auditorium with at least 14 empty rows visible in the image, with Mulvaney clearly visible on the dais.
“You’re entitled to be treated with respect. I never thought of myself as an activist, and then I got invited to the White House to interview the president,” Mulvaney said.
Large number of empty seats for Dylan Mulvaney’s speech at Penn State pic.twitter.com/8RqVjd8hm9
— YAF (@yaf) December 6, 2023
As reported by Campus Reform, Mulvaney’s typical payment for a speaking engagement is $40,000 which YAF pointed out was “paid for with student funds.”
Daily Wire commentator Mickael Knowles posted the scene to X with the caption, “It’s so brutal I don’t even want to mock him for it. To quote Robert Frost, “Hell is a half-filled auditorium.””
It’s so brutal I don’t even want to mock him for it. To quote Robert Frost, “Hell is a half-filled auditorium.” https://t.co/bQ6Wy8npJQ
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) December 6, 2023
Fox also noted that just a week prior to the engagement, in an equally tone-deaf moment, Forbes named Mulvaney to its “30 Under 30 Social Media” as one of the world’s most influential social media figures.